St. Julian's or San Ġiljan (Saint Julian's / St. Julian's, Malta San Ġiljan) is a town located on the island of Malta along the Mediterranean coast, North of Valletta, between the towns of Sliema and Pembroke coast and the cities of his own and San Gwann from the island part.
The city is named in honor of the patron Saint, Saint Julian, widely known as Julian the Hospitaller and Julian the Poor. The Saint's feast day is celebrated on February 12, though in Malta there is one more holiday which is celebrated on the last Sunday of August.
Initially, the St Julian's was predominantly agricultural and fishing area, which in the 1960-ies started its transition into a tourist centre.
Currently, St. Julian's is a popular tourist destination and also one of the most developed cities of Malta, which harmoniously combines historical monuments and old architectural features with modern buildings.
Especially popular St Julian's becomes in the summer months, when many tourists come to visit Malta, but in winter the city is not suffering from a lack of comfort.
Attracts St Julian's with their bays (bays) along the coast with a promenade with Seating areas, bars and restaurants, also in the city there is a sandy beach, while much of the coast has a stone shore.
No less attractive for tourists are: a large choice of accommodation facilities ranging from budget hostels and guesthouses to 5-star hotels; the famous Paceville area, which is the party capital of Malta and a few sights of interest among the guests.
The Beaches Of St Julian's
The coast of St. Julian's, and most other cities in Malta is predominantly rocky. There are no long sandy or pebble beaches. However, to sunbathe and swim in St Julian's, on the Malta, is possible practically everywhere where more or less conveniently arranged, should be careful when entering the sea.
The most famous beach in St Julian's is the beach of St. George's Bay (St. George's Bay Beach) - sand public beach located in the Bay of St. George, on the Northern side the coast of St. Julian's.
Saint George beach is small, but has all the necessary beach infrastructure. On the beach of coarse sand gray, equipped with decks for movement, there are sun loungers and parasols, beach café, toilets and rubbish bins, in the high season for beach lifeguards.
- The 4-star Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort Malta , and the 5-star Corinthia Hotel. Hotels: private beaches, swimming pools with terraces, restaurants and a health club;
- to the North along the coast from the Bay, almost on the outskirts of St Julian's is 5-star Radisson Blu Resort with 2 outdoor pools, a heated indoor pool, rooms with free Wi-Fi and large balconies.
In most parts of the coast, St Julian's rocky beaches are located, is equipped with several platforms for swimming and hotels with a private beach. Read more about the beaches and coastline of St Julians...
The Bays Of St Julian's
The most famous and visited bays (bays) St. Julian's are Spinola and Balluta.
Spinola Bay (Spinola Bay) - one of the most famous in Malta, and the popular and busy location in St Julian's for walking and recreation.
The Northern part of the Bay is a more relaxed place. Here, the boardwalk rises directly to the waters of the Mediterranean sea. There are places to stay, fisherman sculpture, colorful fishing boats, cafes and restaurants with outdoor terraces.
Almost on the outskirts of the Northern part of the Spinola Bay are rocky-concrete the coast and the 4 star hotel Cavalieri Art with sun terrace and swimming pool on the beach.
The southern coast of the Gulf is characterized by long, by the standards of Malta, the promenade, along which are places to relax, a few equipped with platforms for sunbathing and swimming. More about Spinola Bay...
Balluta Bay (Balluta Bay) a small Bay (Bay) connected by the promenade from Spinola Bay.
Balluta Bay is also a popular spot for walks and for swimming, diving and water sports.
In the Gulf of equipped areas for relaxation and swimming. A small section of the beach to which lead stone stairs. Read more about Balluta Bay...
Cape Dragonara (Dragonara Point) is adjacent to the Bay of St. George, with its southern side by the coast.
Are on the Cape: the eponymous casino and a 5-star resort, the Westin Dragonara Resort with 2 private beaches, indoor and outdoor pool, as well as restaurants.
Separately, you can select Dragonara Casinos (Casino Dragonara), the building which is located on the nose of the promontory, initially Sorovskie Palace of Dragonara.
The Palace was built in 1870 as a summer residence for the family Scicluna.
The Palace opened as a casino July 15, 1964, that was an important step in the development of Malta as a tourist destination. Read more about Cape Dragonara...
The Complex Of Portomaso
Portomaso - a luxury residential and business complex, which is a popular place for walks and rest.
- Marina Portomaso (Portomaso Marina) with three basins with berths for ships; luxury houses with swimming pools, sun terraces and restaurants; as well as 5-star Hilton Malta hotel's Spa centre with indoor pool, 4 outdoor pools and 2 pools for children;
tower Portomaso (business center "Portomaso" / Portomaso Business Tower), located just above the Marina.
It is the highest building of the island of Malta, which is squeaks attractions of the city and clearly visible from many points in the St Julian's and nearby towns. The building was opened in 2001, has 23 floors of mixed commercial office space. On the ground floor are retail space, while the upper night club with an outdoor area, with views of the island of Malta. Also in the tower is a casino. Read more about Portomaso in St Julian's...
Paceville (Paceville), is the happening capital city of Malta. In this district there are an abundance of bars, pubs, Nightclubs and restaurants, there are also several casinos, a shopping Mall and a cinema.
The current Paceville is famous for a stormy evening-night life, whereas in the daytime, it is quite a peaceful place. Read more about the Paceville area of St. Julian's...
Sights In Saint Julian's
The main attraction of St Julian's are
Church of our lady of mount Carmen (Parish Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel) - the neo-Gothic Roman Catholic parish Church located on the coast of Balluta Bay.
Originally a Carmelite Church was a small chapel built in 1859. The Church was rebuilt in 1877 in the Gothic revival style.
In 1958, the Church was extended, and in 1974 the area around the Church was converted to a parish separated from the parish of St. Julian. The Church was consecrated on 12 December 1984.
The Palace of Spinola (Spinola Palace) is a Palace built in the 17th century by fra Paolo Rafael has Spinolai, a knight of the order of St. John.
The Palace was enlarged in the 18th century. In 1860 and 1922, the Palace was converted into a military hospital. He later served for a number of purposes, including shelter for the homeless after the Second world war, the short-lived Museum of modern art and the Ministry of tourism. Since the end of 2007, the building houses the headquarters of the parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean.
Now the Palace is a large three-storey building in the Baroque style, whose facade is decorated with a sculptural clock that is a unique feature of secular Baroque architecture in Malta.
The tower of St. George's (Saint George's Tower) - watch tower, built in 1638 as one of the Lascaris towers.
The tower remained in operation during the British period, but after the construction of Fort Pembroke was converted into a station for observing the sea and surroundings. The tower served as a radio communications post during world war II.
Today, the tower of St. George located in the eponymous Bay in the territory of the Corinthia hotel St George's Bay.
The Church of Millenium is one of the youngest churches of St. Julians and Malta in General.
The Shrine complex consists of the Church of our lady of Good Light and chapel of the Millennium. The interior of the Church and chapel are also unusual as the name "Millennium".
The Church of the Lapsi (Lapsi Church) - one of the oldest churches of St Julians, built by the knights of St. John.
The Church of Lapsi is also known as the Church of St. Juliana, and it is the oldest Church of the city. According to local legend, around the Church and there was a small village, which later became the city of St Julian's.
Now the Church consists of the old Church and the new parish of St Julian's.
Church of the Immaculate Conception (Immaculate Conception Church), the first stone of which was laid June 16, 1687, and the Shrine was consecrated on 10 September 1688. The Church was extended and its facade was rebuilt in 1914.
LOVE the sculptural compositionrepresenting a sculpture of LOVE mirrored located in the heart of Spinola Bay.
The building is art Nouveau Balluta (Balluta Buildings) - residential building, built in 1928 for the Marquis John Scicluna. The building is considered one of the best preserved examples of modernist architecture in Malta and one of the most iconic buildings on the island.
The building, built of local limestone, consists of three connected apartment buildings with three vertical structures with a high vertical arched openings, standing out from the rest of the structure. Windows, pilasters, and other parts of the building is decorated with floral and geometric patterns. Read more about all the attractions of St Julians...
The lookout point in St Julian's
A pedestrian bridge passing over the road, from the parish of St. Julian (St. Julian's Parish Church), which overlooks the town of St Julian's.
Observation deck, located in St. George's Bay, between the hotels Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort Malta and the Corinthia Hotel.
The views from the southern shore of St. George's Bay.
The views from the Cape of Dragonara.
Where to go from St Julian's
You can visit the neighbouring town of Sliema, which is a developed resort and popular tourist destination of Malta. From St Julian's to Sliema can be reached on foot.
The capital of Malta - Valletta, famous for its historical and architectural attractions. To get from St Julian's to Valletta by bus or on the ferry from Sliema.
Trigorod of Malta, which includes three historical cities: Birgu, Bormla and Senglea.
The former capital of Malta - the fortress city of Mdina.
The city Mosta, the main attraction of which is the rotunda of the Assumption Basilica (Mosta Rotunda) with a bomb museum, an observation deck and an underground bomb shelter.
Malta - the island is small, therefore, to go to any area and can be on one day. In order beach vacation on the island, you can visit Marsaxlokk, birzebbuga, the, of Mellieha, San Paul Il-Bahar, Mgarr.
You can also visit the neighbouring Islands of Malta - Gozo (Gozo) and Comino.
In order to visit the main attractions of the island can take a trip on tourist buses. All excursions in Malta, including bus and sea, can be viewed and purchased a ticket here →
Shops and supermarkets in St Julian's
In St Julian's no shortage of shops and supermarkets. Small shops along the streets of the city.
Some of the major supermarkets are: Park Towers Supermarket street Psaila Street, near Spinola Bay; Arkadia FoodExpress on the street St George's Rd in the heart of Paceville, near St. George's Bay.
Also there is a shopping centre Bay Street (Bay Street Shopping Complex) in Triq Sqaq Lourdes, near St George's Bay. In addition to shops and restaurants at the centre are something of a local alley of memory and glory, entertainment and gaming center, a food store and 4-star be hotel.HOTEL with rooftop terrace (on the 12th floor) and a large panoramic swimming pool.
How to get to St Julian's
The best, and for many the only way to get to St Julian's is the plane.
In the territory of Malta only has one airport - Malta international airport (Malta International Airport), located in the municipality Luka on the island of Malta.
Airport regularly sends and receives flights from many cities in Europe, Asia, Africa. Cheap tickets to Malta...
- public buses. Bus x2, the second stop near the exit of the airport, passing Gzira and slim. Bus ТD2, following the same route, runs from 04:30 a.m. and every hour until 17:30 hours.
Night buses to/from the airport N71, next to St Julian's, through Mcabw, Mars and Msida.
From Valletta to St Julian's buses: TD13, 13, 13A, 14 and 16.
Bus stop in Valletta located in Nelson Avenue (Vjal Nelson), near the Triton fountain.
Cost of bus: € 1.50 in winter and EUR 2 in summer (from mid-June to mid-October). Ticket for the night bus - 3 Euros.
Tickets can be purchased from the driver when boarding the bus.
Where to stay in St Julian's
The choice of accommodation in St Julian's is very large and diverse, here you can find accommodation for every taste and budget, from modest budget hostels and guest houses to luxurious 5 star hotels, apartments, holiday homes and villas located directly by the sea, and more remotely from such.
All accommodation in St Julian's, from budget to luxury, you can view and book here
Malta enters the Euro zone - the country's currency the Euro (€). Payment is accepted in cash and Bank cards in many shops, cafes and restaurants.
Photos Of St. Julians