About Malta



The gem of the Mediterranean

Red Tower, Mellieha Red Tower, Mellieha

History

Small country, BIG history

Malta has an abundance of history, with Neolithic temples dating back to 3200BC (older than the Pyramids in Egypt & Stone Henge in the UK).

The Catholic religion, still prominent in today's society, was introduced when St Paul was shipwrecked on Malta on the way to imprisonment in Rome.

The Arabs also played an important role when they conquered the island in 870AD as they highly influenced the Maltese language.

The Knights of St John enriched Malta with art & culture by commissioning famous artists like Caravaggio, Mattia Preti & Favray. Their work is displayed in several local Churches & Museums.

The British ruled the island from 1800-1964 introducing the British education, administration & legislation systems, which are still in place today.

Malta has been an Independent State since 1964.

In depth information about Malta's vast history is given in all our tours, and can also be found on Visit Malta.

Valletta Breakwater Valletta Breakwater

General Information

What you need to know

Malta is an archipelago consisting of three main islands; Malta, Gozo and Comino

Situated in the heart of the Mediterranean, it is one of the smallest countries in the World at just over 316 kilometres squared.

Since 2004 Malta is a European Union member state, and adopted the Euro currency in 2008.

The Capital City of Malta is Valletta

Maltese and English are both official languages, making Malta a bilingual country.

Unlike most European countries driving is on the left hand side.

In Malta the power plugs and sockets are of Type G (three pin).

For more information visit Welcome Center Malta.

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