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History of Malta

Hulking megalithic temples, ornate Baroque churches, narrow old-world streets, and hilltop citadels are Malta’s human legacy. Dizzying limestone cliffs, sparkling Mediterranean seas, and charming rural landscapes make up its natural beauty. Malta’s odd position – near major Mediterranean shipping routes yet out of the way – has resulted in long stretches of isolation punctuated with […]

Culture in Malta

Mediterranean culture is dominant in Malta, but nearly 150 years of British rule have left their mark. English is an official language (along with Maltese), and bangers and mash aren’t too hard to find. The Catholic Church is the custodian of national traditions, and its churches are the biggest landmarks in most towns and villages. […]

History and Culture in Malta

Megaliths, medieval dungeons and palaces, not to mention Calypso’s cave from Homer’s Odyssey – Malta isn’t just old, it’s positively mythic. The narrow cobblestone streets of its towns are crowded with Norman cathedrals and baroque palaces. The countryside is littered with the oldest known human structures in the world. Malta is very good at selling […]