Grand Harbour Hotel
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- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Shuttle bus service
- Breakfast Available
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... This is a short audio visual presentation on the history of Malta. Headphones provide a soundtrack in about twenty different languages. Issy struggles to find the button for English. I ask her what language she has selected. She says she doesn't know because she can't understand it. I think that maybe I should have known that this was what she was going to say. The presentation is very impressive, and goes through the history of Malta from ancient times ...
... of the Byzantine Empire, Malta suffered through a bewildering series of conquests. The most interesting episode in Maltese history begins in 1530, when the Knights of St. John arrived, establishing their earliest headquarters on the east side of the Grand Harbour. In 1565, the Turkish Sultan Suleyman attacked Malta with more than 35,000 of his finest troops. The defense of 541 Knights, was led by their Grand ...
... of its British allegiance.
We had a yummy lunch of pasta and local Cisk beer at a cool street-side Italian cafe called 'Soul Food'. We then rolled ourselves down the hill to the 'Malta Experience' - and audiovisual insight into Malta's 7000 year history.
Malta's history is fascinating - almost every nation of the Mediterranean and beyond have tried to take over and rule Malta ...
... city too and we could clearly see the shapes made by all the defences. Back across the water, we caught the bus to Bugibba and decided to visit the Classic Car Collection which was just round the corner from our hotel.
The collection is impressive, with over 100 cars and bikes from the 1940s, 50s & 60s, and Hubby in particular found it very interesting as he loves all things ...
... down Sliema Creek. We first approached Manoel Island: it was a hospital in 1592, then was used as a quarantine centre in the 1600s in an attempt to control the periodic influx of plague and cholera on board visiting ships. In the 1700s a new star fort was built by the Portuguese Grandmaster of the Knights Templar and it was called Fort Manoel after him.
It looked very attractive as the stone bastions were glowing ...