Brief introduction to tourism of Malta

Malta is located in the middle of the Mediterranean, close to Italy. It is the largest archipelago in the Mediterranean. It has a typical subtropical Mediterranean climate with mild climate and evergreen seasons. Malta, as the heart of the Mediterranean, attracts nearly 1.7 million European tourists every year.

During the first anniversary of her marriage to Prince Philip (1949-1951), Queen Elizabeth II lived in Malta until her return to the throne. When the queen and his wife commemorate the diamond, they specially choose Malta as the place for their “second honeymoon”.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt came to Malta for their honeymoon with six children after their French wedding ceremony.

Beckham has been to Malta for six holidays, and no matter how busy he is every season, he always wants to take time to enjoy leisure time in Malta. In his autobiography, he said that he loved Malta and its life. Malta is a good memory of his youth.

Malta ranks fifth in the world among the best tourism cities recommended by lonely planet in 2015.

Main attractions

Valletta, the capital of Malta, is a modern city with a long history. There are many exquisite Victorian buildings and ancient streets paved with square stones in the city. Built in 1623, the courtyard, a famous historic site, was once a strong fortress for Maltese people to resist foreign aggression. After independence, part of the compound was used as the presidential residence and the rest as parks. Valetta is also Malta’s largest seaport and entrepot trade center.

Blue window

Located in Gozo Island, it is the work of nature. The natural arch, formed by the collapse of two major limestones a thousand years ago, stands above the Mediterranean Sea, attracting climbers from all over the world to challenge their limits. The popular American drama “game of Thrones” was also filmed here. Over time, more and more limestone fell from the inside of the arch.

Blue Hole

Zurrieq, located in the southwest of the main island, is a naturally formed group of water caves. The water under the cave is blue, crystal clear and beautiful, which is also a good place for diving enthusiasts. When the wind is calm, the best time to visit blue hole is from morning to 1 p.m.

St. John’s co Cathedral

The Maltese language is Kon katidralta’sangwann, which is one of the main Catholic churches in Malta and the landmark of Valetta. The church was built by the order of Malta from 1573 to 1578 and was given the same status as the main church of mdina in the early 19th century. From the outside, the tawny walls are inconspicuous, but the interior is richly decorated in baroque style, including staggered carved stone walls, vaults and side altars depicting scenes of St. John’s life, all by the hand of the knight Prati. This church is also known as one of the most beautiful churches in Europe.

There are eight chapels in the main church, which are dedicated to the eight parts of the order. Among them, the Anglia Bavaria chapel preserved the holy things acquired by the Knights. The most famous work of art in the church is Caravaggio’s the beheading of St. John. Valette and other members of the order were also buried in the church.

St. Paul’s Cathedral / mdina Cathedral

It is the main church of Roman Catholicism. It is said that it was built in the place where the Apostle Sao Paulo met the then administrator Publius after the shipwreck. Since its establishment, the church has been renovated several times and experienced the great earthquake in the 17th century. The present interior decoration of the church was built between 1697 and 1702, replacing the Norman style with Baroque style, and there are murals depicting the scene of the shipwreck in Sao Paulo. It should be noted that when visiting the church, especially in summer, women should not be barehanded, but must be covered with clothes.

Marsaxlokfishmarket

The free port of marsashlok is a trading port in Malta. Although the country is small, the port ranks 11th among the busiest container terminals in Europe. Apart from its economic use, the port is best known for its fish market on Sunday. The opening hours are from 5, 6 a.m. to 12 noon. In addition to the fresh fish, prawns and all kinds of fish, the fish market is more like the market in the mainland, where you can buy daily wear and use as well as travel souvenirs. The luzo boats docked on the coast are colorful, and the characteristic restaurants on the coast are delicious and cheap.

Al saflieni hypogeum

A good place for archaeologists, located in Paola District, is another world cultural heritage in Malta. It was built in the Neolithic age, more than 5000 years ago, a total of three layers. The first floor is the tomb transformed from a natural cave; the second floor is the main palace, which consists of several rooms, containing a large number of precious niches, shrines and murals; the third floor is the storage room at that time. The scenic spot is very popular. There is a limit of 60 people entering the palace every day. The safer way is to book tickets online in advance, but it is also hard to get one ticket. The temple of taxien near the underground palace is also worth watching.

Golden Bay

Located in the northwest of Malta Island, Malta is one of the most famous and beautiful beaches.

Maltese attractions, you need to go to Malta to fully understand the local.

Mediterranean “Hollywood”

Munich, Gladiator, Troy, Popeye, Da Vinci Code, battle of the last day, and game of thrones are all set in Malta.

Mediterranean “Hollywood”

The Maltese Government is also actively promoting film production and raising the visibility of Malta through the film industry.

In 2013, Malta’s total film production value was 5 million euros. By 2014, overseas investment in the film industry increased to 29 million euros.

At the end of 2015, tourism will inject 80 million euros into the Maltese economy.

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