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Il-Qaliet

As St Julian’s continues to become ever more urbanised, multicultural and modern, it is interesting to look back at its roots. The area now referred to as the St Julian’s and Sliema front, often bustling with tourists along the promenade, used to be referred to

Imġarr ix-Xini Pumping Station

A short walk up Imġarr ix-Xini Valley from the bay of the same name lies a remnant of 18th Century Engineering. This is the Imġarr ix-Xini Pumping Station, which used to serve the villages surrounding Imġarr with fresh water in a time when Gozo when

Localities of Malta

Malta is the main island where the majority of the population lives and works. Gozo is a smaller island, rich with its own character, customs and way of life. Comino’s population has been dwindling for generations and currently only a single native family inhabits it,

Auberge de Castille

One of the original Auberges of Valletta built in the 1570s, each built to house the group of knights of a particular language. The building took on its baroque form during the time of Grand Master Manuel Pinto da Fonseca (1740s). As of 1972, it

Triton Square

Triton Square is the wide open space just outside of the Valletta City Gate, connecting Valletta to Floriana. It has traditionally been a meeting place for those visiting Valletta, having been previously the site of the Valletta Bus Terminus. The Triton Fountain is the centrepiece

Triton Fountain

The Triton Fountain, giving its name to the square where it is located, is a symbol of the entrance to Valletta. It was unveiled in 1959 and remains one of Malta’s most important modernist landmarks. It is a reference to the connection the city, having

Valletta City Gate

The Valletta City Gate is the main entrance to the capital city. It is located in the centre of the land-facing fortifications of the city, and serves as the principal entryway to Valletta for tourists and locals alike. It connects Triton Square to Republic Street.

Parliament Building

Inaugurated in 2015, the Parliament Building is clad with symbolism. It consists of two blocks connected together with bridges. Its facade is symbolically made of Gozitan limestone, a local material. The design of the building promotes openness: it includes see-through materials in the street-level, and