Several Maltese artists joined in an awareness campaign, at a time when millions of people around the world are facing difficult times, with the aim of keeping alive the essence of the Mediterranean archipelago and enhancing its landscapes and riches.
In this initiative, the artists gathered decided to design some of the most representative and emblematic places, landscapes and elements of Malta, so that everyone, from the youngest to the oldest, has the opportunity to travel to the Maltese islands in a fun and relaxed way, coloring the illustrations.
This small town is part of the Três Cidades, is located on a steep cliff that is in the direction of the Great Port of Valletta. The Maltese people also often refer to this city by L-Isla, a name in Maltese, whose meaning is the abbreviation of “peninsula”. Here you can enjoy the best views of Valleta from the Safe Heaven gardens and the surveillance post, Il-Gardiola, located at the tip of the bastion that once served to protect the entrance to the port. In it, a nose and an ear can be seen, symbols imposed by the Knights of St. John to remind sentries about the need for constant watch.
This is the second largest natural port in Malta and the best place to see the picturesque and traditional Maltese boats, the Luzzus, with the mythical eye of Osiris painted on the prows. It is the main fishing village on the islands. Every Sunday there is a fish market that reflects the true essence and tradition of this place. It is also a gastronomic reference of excellence in the archipelago. The name Marsaxlokk comes from the Arabic word “marsa”, which means port, and from the Maltese word Xlokk, which is the name given to the wind that comes from the southeast Mediterranean.
Right in front of Valletta, we find this incredible location. In the port of Marsamxett is Manoel Island, a baroque fortress built in the 18th century by the Knights of Malta, used by the British military in the 19th century and with an impressive view of the Maltese capital.
We can travel to Malta without having to leave our homes, giving color to the outstanding places of the archipelago, enjoying its most characteristic elements and even some of the traditions!