Must see attractions in Sliema, St Julian’s & Paceville

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    Manoel Island

    Manoel Island, which can be accessed via a short bridge from Gżira, is largely taken up by boat-building yards and the partly restored Fort Manoel. The…

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    Sliema Beach

    The Sliema waterfront is edged by flattish rocks, with stepped access at various points. It's a good place to swim from, though the water tends to be deep…

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    Tigné Point (The Point)

    Tigné Point, a promontory east of Sliema, was one of the sites where the Turkish commander Dragut Reis ranged his cannons to pound Fort St Elmo during the…

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    Portomaso Apartment & Marina Complex

    The glitzy development of Portomaso is overlooked by the towering Hilton Hotel, and centres on a marina ringed by restaurants and bars. It's a popular…

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    Villa Dragonara

    Villa Dragonara, an aristocratic residence that became the Dragonara Casino in 1964, is dramatically set on the rocky southern headland of St George's Bay…

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    Palazzo Spinola

    Once St Julian's was rural, with just a few grand houses, of which this was one, built for the Italian knight Rafael Spinola. It is surrounded by a walled…

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    St George's Bay

    Most of the beaches around St Julian's are of the bare rock or private lido variety (the five-star hotels offer beach clubs and water sports), but at the…

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    Lazzaretto di San Rocco

    A 17th-century plague hospital on the south side of Manoel Island. More recently, the hospital served as an isolation hospital during WWI and was last…

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    Sacred Heart Church

    Built in 1872 by Paul Vella, a Valletta priest. During WWII, the church's Franciscan friary was bombed and 23 people were tragically killed.

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    Tigné Fort

    Polygonal fort built by the Knights in 1793 to defend Marsamxett Harbour and later occupied by the British.

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    Seaside tower built by the British in Gothic style in the 19th century; now houses a restaurant.

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    St Julian's Tower

    A fortified coastal tower, built in the 17th century by Grand Master de Redin.