Malta – the attractions of the resort
Sights of the Maltese archipelago
Malta is famous among tourists primarily for having the highest density concentration of cultural and historic monuments per area unit.
All of Malta’s attractions can be divided into several groups: cities, museums, monuments, caves, grottos, catacombs, temples, megalithic, ancient burial sites and fortifications.
The attractions of the resort
Architectural and cultural values
The island can rightly be called a city state because the boundaries between the settlements on the island are purely nominal. The largest town of the island is Birkirkara and the state capital – the city of Valletta, which is on a par with Minoi holds the title of Museum city.No less popular among tourists and are considered the city of Senglea, Cospicua and Vittoriosa. Malta itself is unevenly populated, the West and the South of the island there are practically no settlements. The most populated part of the island is North-West and the East.
The state’s capital – Valletta – is a Museum under the open sky. Visiting it, you can get acquainted with Maltese heritage in areas such as history, archaeology, culture, architecture and art. Snimisnami museums of the city are the Museum of fine arts, which will acquaint visitors with the culture of the order of ion exchangers, the archaeological Museum where you can see archaeological finds of the Punic and Roman periods, as well as the stone age, the national military Museum, which contains artifacts of the Second world war, the Armoury chamber of the order of the knights of Malta, which represents the most complete collection of armor and weapons from various periods. Theatre “Manoel” and the Cathedral of St. John will give the opportunity to touch the spiritual heritage of Malta, and the Palace of the Grand Master will give the opportunity to see scenes from the life of ion exchangers which are present in the painting of the ceremonial rooms of the Palace.
Three cities – Senglea, Cospicua and Vittoriosa provide an opportunity to explore the development of the shipping industry in Malta. This can be done by visiting the Maritime Museum. And a visit to the ethnological Museum will immerse tourists in the everyday life of the Maltese. It is possible to inspect the prison, courtroom and living quarters of the Grand Inquisitor. The Museum is in the Inquisitor’s Palace – residence of the Grand Inquisitor of the island.
When visiting Mdina is to go to the Museum of natural history and the Cathedral of St. Paul. And tourists with strong nerves can visit this landmark of Mdina, the Museum of torture. It contains all the tools of the Inquisition of the middle Ages.
To touch the spirit of the middle Ages you can also visit the city of Rabat, on whose territory are located the catacombs of St. Agatha and St Paul. And to learn the history of the island from the Roman period, when you visit the Roman Villa and Museum of Roman antiquity.
Architecture is one of the main attractions of Malta. Each building of the island is a priceless architectural heritage. In Valette and its surroundings we can find buildings and structures. built such brilliant architects as Francesco Laparelli and Gerolamo Cassar.
Catacombs, grottoes, caves, megalithic temples and fortifications of Malta
Catacombs Of St. Agatha and St Paul was used for burials. The catacombs are under the UNESCO protection, so it is recommended to visit every tourist. On the island are natural and cave – al dalam and Calypso. Among the most famous caves of Malta is the grotto of Nuns, in which, according to legend, performed ablution nuns. The structure of the grotto shielded them from prying eyes.
At all times leads tourists the island of Malta, places of interest, which is known to travelers from around the world. Most popular megalithic structures of Malta. Most ancient building of human civilization are located in the Maltese archipelago. The age of these structures dates back to 4000-2000 BC Visiting Malta, you can touch the centuries-old history of human civilization. Access for visitors is allowed in almost all megalithic buildings of the island. The most famous megalithic temples of Malta are Chania, are, Tarxien, Sorrow, Bugibba and Tal ADI.
Such Malta attractions as bastions and FORTS, is known primarily due to its unique architectural solutions. Fortifications are located throughout the archipelago and are open to tourists. Most famous sights are the fortress of Mdina and Valletta, Fort St. Angelo, Fort St. Elmo and the citadel of Gozo. The entire coastline of the island is dotted with many watchtowers and reinforcing walls.
Maltese ancient burial sites can be found in every corner of the island. Especially famous are the burial in the catacombs of St. Agatha and St Paul.
The island is famous for its natural sights such as the giant cliffs of the South coast. And the Blue grotto with turquoise waters is one of the most spectacular places in Malta. To reach the cave only by boat. On the island of Gozo should look at this creation of nature as a natural arch which was washed by the waves into a huge rock. On the island of Gozo is the so-called Inland sea that connects the Mediterranean sea by a narrow Strait.
The island itself for quite a long time is considered a tourist Mecca and a favorite destination of travelers from around the globe.