Malta is one of the most densely populated countries of the world that has many ancient forts and temples. Tourism offers 12% to the country’s GDP. It also has many photogenic places, turquoise lagoons, glorious weather and beautiful beaches for travellers.
Salman Khan who is in Malta currently shooting for his next film Bharat shared a picture with mother Salma in Malta and wrote, “With the love of my life”. He also shared a video with the same. Here is all you need to know about Malta, an archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast in Europe.
Things you need to know about the place:
- Tap water is safe here
- Maltese people drive on the left of the road
- There is an island named Gozo where try carrying only cash
- There are a number of stray cats in Malta, but they are well looked after. You’ll always find bowls of cat food and fresh water left on doorsteps.
- Bus travel is cheap here
- You have to get ready for mosquitoes. Although they do not carry any disease, but their bites can cause itching. Cover yourself with repellents.
- Shopping is a must here, as the place has many unique things you would love to buy. Save extra time for shopping
- If traveling in summer month, cover up as high temperature can cause severe sunburns.
Places you must travel in Malta:
- Valleta the nation’s capital is a cultural centre. The place has also been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980.
- Birgu, is where the Knights of St. John first came. Travel here as it has many forts and their architecture is a must watch.
- Hypogeum comprises of complex of halls and rooms made of limestone that was discovered in 1902. It became a World Heritage Site in 1980.
- The church of the assumption of our lady was designed by Maltese architect Giorgo Grognet de Vassé during the 1830’s. The church’s dome is the third largest unsupported dome in Europe, and ninth one in the world. Traveling here is an amazing experience.
- Mdina is located 7 miles away of Valletta in central Malta. It is again an amazing one to travel.
- St. Paul’s church is where St. Paul is believed to have stayed and preached during his stay in Malta in 60 AD. It is a beautiful church to go to.
- Dingli cliff is a village that is a couple of miles from Rabat. It is the highest point in Malta and offers alluring views.
- Meridiana Wine Estate, go over a wine tasting tour here.