5 Must see churches in Gozo

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Churches in Gozo Ta’ Pinu Basilica In 1883, a woman from Gharb heard a voice calling her to recite prayers at the chapel that occupied the site at the time. It was then that the chapel was extended and built to become a Basilica dedicated to the intercession of Our …

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5 Southern European foods you must eat

pan fried lampuki

Dine in Malta and experience Southern Europe Mahi Mahi, Dolphin fish or as the locals call it Lampuki Locally caught fresh lampuki are some of the most sought after fish worldwide and one of the most expensive especially in the US; in Malta they are a staple food during their …

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5 Places to go for a walk off the beaten path

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Countryside walks in Malta Ghar lapsi It is situated just outside Siggiewi. Ghar lapsi means Ascension Cave as the local fishermen who named it built a shrine. This place offers a natural cove surrounded by beautiful scenery offering swimmers a safe sheltered swim. In the winter months, Ghar lapsi is …

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Ancient Paganism in the Maltese Islands

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Ancient Paganism in Malta The Goddess of Fertility or also known as The Fat Lady The Goddess of Fertility was worshipped by the neolithic people. They believed they needed to thank, pray and worship for their survival to “The Fat Lady”, for food and water, offering her animal sacrifices. The …

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European Island Castles

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Castles in Malta Cittadella, the Great Castle The Great Castle in Gozo is a small fortified city lying in the heart of Victoria, having spectacular country views all around. It transformed into a castle during the Middle Ages, strengthening the city’s fortifications to protect the village communities from pirates raiding …

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Malta’s Upstyles of 2014 – 2015

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Upstyles of 2014-2015 Scissors Palace Upstyles by Scissors Palace The image above represents one of the many upstyles of 2015 done by Adriana. An upstyle is a way of dressing your hair elegantly for any occasion. It is a work of art and an expression of personality. Scissors Palace offer …

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Comino’s 3 stunning Mediterranean beaches

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Comino’s stunning beaches Between Malta and Gozo is the island of Comino, on your way down to Malta airport by air, one can see an aerial view of the beauty of Comino with the centre point of attraction the aquamarine blue between two smaller islands, the Blue Lagoon. The island …

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A few Southern European Myths and legends

Zamitello Castle

Maltese Myths and legends Castello Zamitello In Mgarr, there is a fortified castle that belonged to Baron Bernardo Zammit and his only daughter Lucia, who was supposed to marry an old Count from Sicily. Lucia wanting to become a nun, disappeared on the wedding day. After a year the bells …

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Filming in Malta

troy

Films in Malta Gladiator Gladiator a historical film that came out in 2000, it was directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Pheonix, Connie Nielsen and Oliver Reed. Russell Crowe plays a fictitional character called Maximus a loyal Roman General. The story is about Maximus who is betrayed by …

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Flowers of Malta

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Maltese Rock Centaury Malta’s National plant Maltese Rock Centaury has a single flower head with many purple tubular florets. Its flowering season starts from May to July, mostly found along limestone cliffs of Malta and Gozo. It is considered to be endangered but conservation areas have been set up to …

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