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Windmills in Malta

The Maltese windmill (‘Mitħna tar-riħ’) is a scenic element of the architectural heritage of the islands, adding a definite rural and historical touch to the local landscape. Maltese stone windmills are beautiful structures. These...

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The Maltese Door Knocker

One cannot visit Malta without noticing the typical Maltese architecture prevalent in most cities and villages around the islands. When it comes to the embellishment of their traditional houses and monuments, the Maltese are...

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Maltese Streets: Niches

The towns and villages of Malta and Gozo are particularly unique, and showcase a number of defining characteristics. Sporting a number of traditional and colourful features, they are charmingly retro at times, offering a...

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The Maltese Traditional Balconies

One of the first features many tourists seem to notice when they visit the Maltese islands, are the many traditional colourful balconies which dot mosty historical cities and villages in Malta and Gozo. Colourful,...

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The Malta Military Tattoo

Apart from denoting the practice of “tattooing”, that is, the marking of the skin with patterns and designs by inserting coloured pigment under the skin, the word “tattoo” also defines a type of military...

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Qormi Bread Festival

After Notte Bianca in Valletta at the end of September, and Birgufest in Vittoriosa at the beginning of October, the island of Malta will be hosting yet another important cultural event, promoting the heritage and...