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It is unfortunate that I am unable to share all my photo memories of our Malta adventure so I leave you with these final glimpses from our holiday.
I captured some lovely moments walking around Valletta; a lizard playing hide and seek with me in the upper Barraka Gardens, hidden gems of history, birds with their [...]

7 Comments CherryPie on Jan 28th 2024

… Malta’s National Museum of Art

On our last day in Malta we had just enough time to visit this museum which houses some lovely artworks.
MUZA is the National Museum of Art, branded as the Malta National-Community Art Museum. The word MUZA us a translation of the Maltese word for ‘inspiration’ and also stands as an [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 26th 2024

Ħaġar Qim, over 5000 years old, is found at the top of a promontory with a fertile plain to its east and garrigue sloping down to the sea to the west. 500m downhill from Ħaġar Qim one finds Mnajdra, a contemporary building, probably used by the same community given its proximity.
The late-Neolithic site of Ħaġar [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 24th 2024

The Malta National Aquarium has 51 tanks including reptiles, insects and amphibians, amongst others, Mediterranean fish, including fish commonly found in Maltese waters together with replicas of historical artefacts that one can find in the seas around the Maltese islands.
The main tank of the aquarium houses species from the Indo-Pacific Ocean, including black tip sharks, [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jan 22nd 2024

The Wignacourt Collegiate Museum at Rabat Malta was formerly the baroque residence of the Chaplains of the Knights of St. John.  Originally inaugurated by Grand Master Alof de Wignacourt (1601-1622), it has recently reopened after a thorough refurbishment of the whole building together with the restoration of most of the artworks which it presently hosts.
Initially [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Jan 17th 2024

Mdina is a fortified medieval town enclosed in bastions, located on a large hill in the centre of Malta. The town was the old capital of Malta, and with its narrow streets, few inhabitants and beatuful views over the Island it is truly a magical town. Mdina is referred to as the “Silent City” by Maltese and [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jan 17th 2024

The Mdina Cathedral Museum is housed within a magnificent baroque building, on the right-hand side of the Cathedral, in Archbishop’s Square. This imposing edifice was built by Bishop Alpheran de Bussan, with the first stone being laid in 1733. This building was to serve as the seminary for the Diocese of Malta.

There are many beautiful [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jan 15th 2024

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