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Great Siege 1565 Malta

Great Siege 1565 Malta

Karl V., Spanish king and the Kaiser of Germany gave the island of Malta as fiefdom to the Knights Hospitalizes (Knights of St. John) in 1530 with the purpose to use their powers against the godless enemies. The Turks defeated the fleet of Venice which was the biggest at that time in the Mediterranean Sea in 1538. The only galleys that could still endanger the Turks were that of the Knights of St. John. A conflict was inescapable. ... more

Mdina - the old capital

Mdina - the old capital

Mdina is the old capital city of Malta and lies on the south-western part of the island. You could say only a little bit in the outback. Beside it is Rabat. The population of Mdina is around 400 people. It is quite impossible that the population can increase, because the whole city resembles more a castle or fort then a city. The city lies 190mtrs above sea level (that’s quite high for Maltese landscape) and is surrounded with slopes on three sides. The city has almost the form of a square and is very strong fortified. ... more












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Gozo
Hello everybody, We will be visiting Gozo for two weeks. Now we would like to know what we definitely should see on that beautiful and tranquil island. How is the public transport operating? What does it cost? Does anybody have some tips wha... Reply now >>

Re: Mates in Malta
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Re: nightlife
There is a disco/bar/caf in gozo(near xlendi). I dont know anymore whats it called, but its quite nice and also very big!! Do you know it?... Reply now >>





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San Gwann

San Gwann is a calm residential area. It lies central on the east-coast of Malta and is sourounded by Swieqi in the north, St. Julians, Sliema and Gzira in the east and Msida and Birkirkara in the south. Westwards are fields and Naxxar. The main road of Malta passes directly at San Gwann. What to see in San Gwann? In San Gwann is nothing exceptional to see. It‘s just a calm residential area.

Sights in Birzebbugia

There isn’t much to see in Birzebbuga. Most of the sights, like the three batteries, are too old or collapsed. The church and the Pretty Bay (Ramla ta’Birzebbuga) are the two nicest attractions in Birzebbuga. However, compared with other churches in Malta it’s quite simple and small.

National Holidays and Feasts in Malta

Most religious holidays are celebrated as traditional feasts. The following you will find a list of all holidays/feasts in Malta & Gozo.




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