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Sliema, Malta - Places To Visit & Things to Do

The beautiful town of Sliema boast ones of the most sought after promenades on the island, which runs the length of Gzira just south of Sliema to St Julian's. Tourists and locals alike frequently enjoy a nice walk, enjoying majestic sea views, culture and architecture and taking memorable photos. You are also bound to find shops, restaurants, banks, supermarkets, Internet cafes, and day cruise boats.

Sliema forms a very significant part of Malta’s commercial district. It is known for its shopping, great restaurants, café life and the bubbly nightlife. Originally, this town was a fishing village and it has tremendously grown over the years into a destination of choice by both the locals and foreign tourists. When you plan to visit Malta, consider visiting this small town especially the following places:

Seaside Promenade Walk

After a tiresome day, you can take a casual walk down the seaside promenade. This 2km walkway following the Tower Road is one of the longest stretches of clear open sea views meant for anyone to enjoy. It starts from Qui-si-sana and heads towards St. Julian’s. On your way you will walk past a military installation, II Fortiza restaurant, a number of churches and ice cream parlors. 

Tigne Point

Tigne point is built on what was formerly Tigne Barracks, the remains of military structures that were left behind by the British Army. Today Tigne point is home to the largest collection of contemporary high rise buildings in the country. The streets consist of luxurious apartments, hi-tech offices, shopping areas, restaurants and cafes and is situated next to the beautiful Fortina Hotel.

The Point - Malta's Largest Shopping Mall

One of the biggest Shopping Malls in Malta, at The Point you will find good range of shopping with top international brands - and it's all air conditioned! Shops range from a supermarket to plenty of clothing stores with a Costa Coffee, hair salon and electronics store to booth. There's plenty of on-site parking if you are renting a car though pedestrians might find it easier to use the lift from street level or the adjacent stairs.

Salesian Theatre

Originally known as Juventutis Domus, the Salesian Theatre is a century-old theatre in Sliema, situated a few meters inland from the coastal boulevard. This theatre was restored a couple of years ago and was reopened with the objective of becoming the country’s top cultural reference centers. With its great setting, the theatre plays host to several shows ranging from classical shows to popular live music, modern plays to contemporary art exhibitions.

Go For a Swim

While Sliema does not have sandy beaches, Sliema is surrounded by a rocky coastline with access to the Mediterranean sea. . On the famous Tower Road, exactly in front of the Preluna Hotel & Spa, lies a large smooth sandstone rock slabs making it a summer beach, makes it safe for swimming and diving. After a nice swim you can have a nice cold beverage at one of the local bars and establishments within walking distance of the Sliema beach . 

Christine X Art Gallery

This art gallery was established over ten years ago. It was previously known as the Artitude and its objective is to promote the talents of the local and also the foreign artists. Once in a while, this art gallery hosts a number of exhibitions aimed at promoting a particular artist while at the same time showcasing the work of other local artists.