Saturday, December 20, 2008

2nd day in Malta

After sleeping 12 hours, today I felt with much more energy than in the previous days. First thing in the morning, prehistoric temples. Malta has a good deal of those and today we visited the best!

The first one was the Tarxien Temples, in Paola, near Valletta. The temple was interesting, with big stone blocks and some real sculptures.

Then, we moved to the Hypogeum, which I think will be the best visit of this trip. It was simple impressive. It is an underground necropolis from around 3000 BC. The guided tour was really good and the atmosphere so misterious... I really enjoyed the 1 hour visit to the place.

Then, we went to South East Malta, to visit some more temples, Hagar Qim and Mnajdra. We also visited the Blue Grotto nearby. These two temples happened to be closed!! so we could only catch a glimpse of them... That was frustrating!! Some structures were being built around them to preserve them against rain and wind.

Afterwards, back to Valletta and some walking in the Three Cities: Vittoriosa, Senglea and Conpicua. These cities have a lot of charm and good views!!

Tomorrow, the island of Gozo.

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