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Janet’s guidebook

Janet

Janet’s guidebook

Sightseeing
This must be one of the most beautiful places to visit across Malta and Gozo. Enjoy a good book with the most breath taking view you can imagine. This is definitely my favourite place to be.
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This must be one of the most beautiful places to visit across Malta and Gozo. Enjoy a good book with the most breath taking view you can imagine. This is definitely my favourite place to be.
Beautiful place for a sunrise or sunset trail or road walk / run. Hilly and quite challenging, but absolutely worth it. I usually start at the end of Blue Grotto Avenue, Żurrieq and run 8 - 10km north, depending on the time of the day because it could get quite hot if running after 7am.
Zurrieq
Beautiful place for a sunrise or sunset trail or road walk / run. Hilly and quite challenging, but absolutely worth it. I usually start at the end of Blue Grotto Avenue, Żurrieq and run 8 - 10km north, depending on the time of the day because it could get quite hot if running after 7am.
From the Upper Barrakka Gardens you can enjoy a spectacular view of the the Birgu, Bormla and Senglea, also known as the Three Cities. The mouth of the Grand Harbour faces north east and is bounded to the north by Fort St Elmo, and is further sheltered by an isolated breakwater. The Harbour is bounded to the south by Fort Ricasoli. The Grand Harbour has a long history, particularly due to the islands strategic location and natural harbours. This Harbour has in fact been used since prehistoric times. From the Upper Barrakka Gardens you can take a lift down to the coast, where you can also get a ferry boat taking you across the Harbour to the three cities.
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Upper Barrakka Gardens
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From the Upper Barrakka Gardens you can enjoy a spectacular view of the the Birgu, Bormla and Senglea, also known as the Three Cities. The mouth of the Grand Harbour faces north east and is bounded to the north by Fort St Elmo, and is further sheltered by an isolated breakwater. The Harbour is bounded to the south by Fort Ricasoli. The Grand Harbour has a long history, particularly due to the islands strategic location and natural harbours. This Harbour has in fact been used since prehistoric times. From the Upper Barrakka Gardens you can take a lift down to the coast, where you can also get a ferry boat taking you across the Harbour to the three cities.
Gardjola Gardens in Senglea's bastions offer a different view of the Grand Harbour than what is usually seen on most brochures. This must be however one of the most unexpected gems you will see in Malta and will make you feel like you are literally in the middle of the harbour, flanked by baroque architecture on both sides and the beautiful Mediterranean Sea ahead of you. From no other place in Malta will you get the panoramic views of the towering and majestic fortifications built by the Order of the Knights of St John. This is a real treasure trove of architectural beauty. The gardens were planned by Grandmaster De La Sengle in 1551 with a lovely guard tower built on the tip of the bastions. The guard tower, ‘Il-gardjola’, has various symbols sculpted on in such as an eye, an ear and the crane bird, representing guardianship and observance protecting the Maltese shores. The gardens have palm trees and provide a spot to relax under the shade while enjoying the view.
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Gardjola Gardens
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Gardjola Gardens in Senglea's bastions offer a different view of the Grand Harbour than what is usually seen on most brochures. This must be however one of the most unexpected gems you will see in Malta and will make you feel like you are literally in the middle of the harbour, flanked by baroque architecture on both sides and the beautiful Mediterranean Sea ahead of you. From no other place in Malta will you get the panoramic views of the towering and majestic fortifications built by the Order of the Knights of St John. This is a real treasure trove of architectural beauty. The gardens were planned by Grandmaster De La Sengle in 1551 with a lovely guard tower built on the tip of the bastions. The guard tower, ‘Il-gardjola’, has various symbols sculpted on in such as an eye, an ear and the crane bird, representing guardianship and observance protecting the Maltese shores. The gardens have palm trees and provide a spot to relax under the shade while enjoying the view.
Ras il-Qammieh offers a spectacular route for a trail run or a challenging hike. Not the safest place for young children, or an easy route at all, particularly if you're new to hiking. I usually start this trail from next to the stairs leading to Paradise Bay. The place is also quite cut off, so I would not recommend visiting the place alone in case of injury.
Rdum il-Qammieh
Ras il-Qammieh offers a spectacular route for a trail run or a challenging hike. Not the safest place for young children, or an easy route at all, particularly if you're new to hiking. I usually start this trail from next to the stairs leading to Paradise Bay. The place is also quite cut off, so I would not recommend visiting the place alone in case of injury.
Mdina is Malta's former capital city and is aptly known as the Silent City. It is also known as Città Vecchia or Città Notabile. The fortified city is located in the Northern region of Malta, and served as Malta's capital city from antiquity until the medieval period. The city is still confined within its walls, and has a population of just under 300 people, but it is contiguous with the town of Rabat, which takes its name from the Arabic word for suburb. Mdina offers spectacular views of Malta as you walk around the bastions and also is home to a number of great restaurants and cafeterias, very popular with locals and tourists alike. The majestic city is beautiful by day and by night, as a walk around its roads really make you feel like you are stepping back in time. Be sure to visit St Paul's Cathedral, the bastions, and if you have time to stop for a bite to eat, I absolutely recommend Palazzo de Piro, and Fontanella cafe.
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Mdina
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Mdina is Malta's former capital city and is aptly known as the Silent City. It is also known as Città Vecchia or Città Notabile. The fortified city is located in the Northern region of Malta, and served as Malta's capital city from antiquity until the medieval period. The city is still confined within its walls, and has a population of just under 300 people, but it is contiguous with the town of Rabat, which takes its name from the Arabic word for suburb. Mdina offers spectacular views of Malta as you walk around the bastions and also is home to a number of great restaurants and cafeterias, very popular with locals and tourists alike. The majestic city is beautiful by day and by night, as a walk around its roads really make you feel like you are stepping back in time. Be sure to visit St Paul's Cathedral, the bastions, and if you have time to stop for a bite to eat, I absolutely recommend Palazzo de Piro, and Fontanella cafe.
Beach
The Blue Lagoon alone is reason enough to visit the beautiful Maltese Islands. The beach is located in Comino, which is accessible only by boat from Mellieħa or Marfa, in the north of Malta, or from Mġarr, Gozo. The best time to visit is early morning, to beat the crowds. The ferry generally starts at 8:30am. You can also visit Comino with a number of boat cruises which usually leave from the Sliema ferries at about 9am and return by late afternoon, weather depending.
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Blue Lagoon
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The Blue Lagoon alone is reason enough to visit the beautiful Maltese Islands. The beach is located in Comino, which is accessible only by boat from Mellieħa or Marfa, in the north of Malta, or from Mġarr, Gozo. The best time to visit is early morning, to beat the crowds. The ferry generally starts at 8:30am. You can also visit Comino with a number of boat cruises which usually leave from the Sliema ferries at about 9am and return by late afternoon, weather depending.
St Peter's Pool is a beautiful natural pool at Delimara Point, Marsaxlokk in the Southwest of Malta. The sea at St Peters Pool is crystal clear with an amazing azure and light green colours and offers excellent snorkelling opportunities. The flat rocks provide perfect sunbathing areas and the high rocks offer some shade from the strong sun. Ladders are available to access the sea and the more adventurous bathers have the option of diving into the waters from a few meters up. St Peter’s Pool is popular with the locals, especially for those living in nearby villages and with tourists who are looking for a quieter place to spend their day. However, due to its remote location and bad roads leading there it’s rarely ever crowded and you can always find a spot just for yourself. Make sure that you take with you whatever you need for the day as there are no facilities whatsoever. This natural swimming pool is not easy to access and is not recommended for small children. The rocky beach remains however an absolute treat for those looking for a special spot out of the busy touristic areas. Parking: There is parking on top of the cliff, but the road leading there is very bad. Parking by the main road is recommended. Recommended for children: If confident in swimming
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St. Peter's Pool
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St Peter's Pool is a beautiful natural pool at Delimara Point, Marsaxlokk in the Southwest of Malta. The sea at St Peters Pool is crystal clear with an amazing azure and light green colours and offers excellent snorkelling opportunities. The flat rocks provide perfect sunbathing areas and the high rocks offer some shade from the strong sun. Ladders are available to access the sea and the more adventurous bathers have the option of diving into the waters from a few meters up. St Peter’s Pool is popular with the locals, especially for those living in nearby villages and with tourists who are looking for a quieter place to spend their day. However, due to its remote location and bad roads leading there it’s rarely ever crowded and you can always find a spot just for yourself. Make sure that you take with you whatever you need for the day as there are no facilities whatsoever. This natural swimming pool is not easy to access and is not recommended for small children. The rocky beach remains however an absolute treat for those looking for a special spot out of the busy touristic areas. Parking: There is parking on top of the cliff, but the road leading there is very bad. Parking by the main road is recommended. Recommended for children: If confident in swimming
Golden Bay, known as Il-Muxquqa in Maltesea and previously known as Military Bay, is a sandy beach located on the north-west coast of Malta in the Manikata region. The golden sand offers a shallow area allowing swimmers to easily walk into the sea. In the summer months, there will be lifeguards on duty at the bay. There is a large hotel with great restaurants just next to the beach, as well as the Għajn Tuffieħa International Scouts Campsite offering an all-year-round camping experience for everyone. A bus terminus and car park are located at Golden Bay. Golden Bay is also known as a great beach to surf, although this would only happen in winter, partly because the southwesterly wind blows only in winter as well as because it so popular with swimmers in the summer. Golden Bay is good for beginners and advanced surfers depending on the wind force and the size of the waves. You should be aware, particularly if you are not an experienced swimmer, that the bay is known to have very strong under currents. So be sure to check the weather forecast before heading there.
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Golden Bay
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Golden Bay, known as Il-Muxquqa in Maltesea and previously known as Military Bay, is a sandy beach located on the north-west coast of Malta in the Manikata region. The golden sand offers a shallow area allowing swimmers to easily walk into the sea. In the summer months, there will be lifeguards on duty at the bay. There is a large hotel with great restaurants just next to the beach, as well as the Għajn Tuffieħa International Scouts Campsite offering an all-year-round camping experience for everyone. A bus terminus and car park are located at Golden Bay. Golden Bay is also known as a great beach to surf, although this would only happen in winter, partly because the southwesterly wind blows only in winter as well as because it so popular with swimmers in the summer. Golden Bay is good for beginners and advanced surfers depending on the wind force and the size of the waves. You should be aware, particularly if you are not an experienced swimmer, that the bay is known to have very strong under currents. So be sure to check the weather forecast before heading there.