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…
Must see attractions in Sliema, St Julian’s & Paceville
- MManoel Island
- SSliema 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…
- TTigné 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…
- PPortomaso 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…
- VVilla 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…
- PPalazzo 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…
- SSt 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…
- LLazzaretto 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…
- SSacred 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.
- TTigné Fort
Polygonal fort built by the Knights in 1793 to defend Marsamxett Harbour and later occupied by the British.
Seaside tower built by the British in Gothic style in the 19th century; now houses a restaurant.
- SSt Julian's Tower
A fortified coastal tower, built in the 17th century by Grand Master de Redin.
- MMillenium Chapel
A modern chapel inaugurated in 2000.
- CChildren's Playground
Pleasant play park by the sea.