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Reading Texts - Places around Malta





Text 1. - Golden Bay

Golden Bay is located on the north-west coast of Malta. It is a popular beach with quite a large stretch of sand. It is well-known for its small, naturally formed sand dunes. It is easy to access using public transport and is a perfect location for sunsets.

Text 2 - Cirkewwa

Ċirkewwa is a harbour at the northernmost part of Malta, the site of the ferry terminal, where regular car ferries operate to Gozo. You don’t find any other infrastructure here. At the same time, Ċirkewwa is one of the most visited scuba diving sites in Malta.




Text 3 - Mellieha

Mellieħa Bay is Malta’s largest, most popularly visited beach, located in the north of the main island, near the village of Mellieħa. The sandy beach is about 800 metres long and was awarded Blue Flag status. It is a good place to watch the sun rise.

Text 4 - Mosta

Mosta is in central Malta, with about 20,000 inhabitants, making it one of the largest towns on the island. It is very famous for its round Rotunda church, which has a huge dome, and which you can easily see from the airplane before landing in Malta.



Text 5 - Ta' Qali

Ta’ Qali is centrally located, and has the national football stadium, a farmers’ market, the Aviation Museum for airplane lovers, a glass blowing factory open to the public and Ta’ Qali Crafts Village, which is becoming a modern venue for artisans’ workshops.

Text 6 - San Anton Gardens

San Anton Palace, Attard, in central Malta is the official residence of the president of the republic. Its garden is open to the public and hosts a citrus festival in the winter and Fur and Feathers, a rabbit and bird show in the spring. It is a lovely place to walk around or relax in.




Text 7 - Naxxar

Naxxar is a small town near Mosta with the wonderful Palazzo Parisio, built in the baroque style. Its walled garden is the only private garden open to the public in Malta, and has a tea room, where you can experience English “high tea” in the afternoon hours.

Text 8 - Marsascala

Marsaskala is a quiet sea-side town with authentic bars and restaurants in the south-eastern region of Malta around a small harbour. It has lovely surroundings with more open spaces than many other parts in Malta. You can find St Peter’s Pool, a natural “pool” nearby.  



Text 9 - Marsaxlokk

Marsaxlokk is located in the south-east. “No trip to Malta is complete without a trip to Marsaxlokk Bay. Such a beautiful place with all the colourful traditional Maltese boats. The Sunday market is huge and is popular among tourists and locals alike,” says TripAdvisor. 

Text 10 - Ghar Dalam

Għar Dalam means “dark cave”. It is located in the south-east and is a site where animal bones from the Ice Age have been unearthed and are now exhibited: among them the remains of small-sized elephants and hippopotami – they actually became so small because of the Ice Age.



Text 11 - Bahar ic-Caghaq

Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq – the name translates to ‘sea of pebbles’, and it is named after a long stretch of rocky coast. It is on the Notheast coast of Malta. There are a few bars, restaurants, a fun park and a marine centre that hosts a dolphin show. You can also find salt pans there, where salt was once collected. 

Text 12 - Sliema

Sliema is on the northeast coast of Malta in the Northern Harbour District, near St Julians. It is a major residential and commercial area and a centre for shopping, bars, dining, and café life. Its promenade is known as the Sliema Front, an ideal spot for joggers and walkers. 





Text 13 - Mgarr, Gozo

Mġarr is where you arrive when you visit Gozo by ferry. You see both traditional, colourful fishing boats and modern yachts in the harbour. You can take a bus or a taxi from here to the capital and to the fantastic beaches of Gozo. They also have a hop on, hop off service.

Text 14 - Marsalforn

Marsalforn is a lovely seaside village in the north of Gozo. There was a time when only a small group of fishermen and their families lived there. Later, the 20th century introduced tourism and made Marsalforn a great destination for people to enjoy the sun and the sea.



Text 15 - Xaghra

Xagħra is quite village near Victoria, the capital of Gozo. It is a small place, famous for its prehistoric temples called Ġgantija, which also has a fascinating visitors’ centre. You can find Ta’ Kola Windmill, only a few metres away from the temples. The windmill is still in good working order.


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