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Saint Julians, Malta

Saint Julian is a very charming, most touristy city in Malta, home to about eleven thousand locals. Located in the northwest of the island, close to Sliema, within ten kilometers of the capital. Spinola Bay gives this town a special charm. Next to this bay, all the houses of this city built. It is a beautiful, blue, very picturesque place in Malta with wild ducks and cats on its left bank. They are always looking for vacationers, hoping to get fresh fish or bread.

The coast is very uneven, wavy, broken and extremely expressive. Numerous bays give the city a unique charm, romance, and even mystery.

Until the 19th century, the site was filled with desert and the Spinola Palace. Soon several fishermen and hunter’s huts were annexed to it and the palace, and many big buildings later emerged. A small church and palace-like village became a city in a very short time. Probably influenced by the truly remarkable location of this island.

Today, St. Julian’s source of income is tourists. They are especially abundant in summer. Together with Paceville, these two places are considered the main tourist mecca for Malta as a whole.

The name Paceville comes from the Italian language and means peace, but it is almost impossible to feel peace and tranquility neither in Patcville nor, more particularly, in Saint Julian’s, because in the evenings it is not just the newcomers but the youth of Malta come there.

All love to spend their leisure time in these two towns, so they become noisy on both nights and very busy on weekends. By day, walking down the fun streets, I didn’t even think that these cozy labyrinths could turn into a center of unbridled fun at night.

And not surprisingly, in Paceville and Saint Julian’s, there are plenty of pubs, bars, discotheques, especially loved by local shopkeepers, hairdressers, hoteliers, cafe waiters, verbal – anyone who can break out from the nail of a tourists service’s machine.

© Fortune, 2009

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