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About Marsaskala

Marsaskala is a very quiet residential area which has grown up around the small harbour The bay is sheltered to the north by ''Ras iż-Żonqor'', the south-east corner of Malta, and to the south by the headland of ''Ras il-Gżira''.

The village extends along both sides of the bay, and across most of Il-Ħamrija, a creek leading to ''Il-Ponta tal-Gzira''. Marsaskala boasts a rather modern church, and a very pleasant promenade of shops, restaurants and coffee shops along the long stretch of waterfront.

The shore north of ''Ras iż-Żonqor'' is of low cliffs, with shelving rock ledges south of the point. Marsaskala Bay is largely edged by promenade, with low shelving rock ledges cut with salt pans on the seaward face of Ras iċ-Ċerna, which continue on round the eastern point, past l-Abjad iż-Żgħir, and into Il-Bajja ta' San Tumas (St Thomas Bay) to the south.

Although in Marsaskala there is only one sandy beach, the environment is ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling, and the town boasts at least two diving schools.

Moreover, since our apartments are situated on the main bus route, a bus to Valletta or to the Three Cities can get you into the centre of events.

Winter Activities

Although Marsaskala is a summer residential area, more associated with seaside activities, in winter it can be an exceptional starting point for walks along the country foothpaths. A walk along the cliffs from Marsaskala to Marsaxlokk or to Delimara takes about ninety minutes and it offers exceptional views to those who prefer this kind of activity.

    

    

Alternatively, a visit to Zejtun could be another destination where one could spend a couple of hours in this interesting rural village.

Although there is no direct bus to this village, a forty-minute-walk from Marsaskala would be ideal during our mild winter months. However, if you want to go by bus you have to inter-change at Paola where one can find three archaeological sites.

Carnival of Malta

The Carnival of Malta is held annually in February . It is spread over five days on the last weekend before lent. Every 20 minutes there is a direct bus from Marsaskala (numbers 91, 92 & 93) which will take you to Valletta which is the venue where such events are held.

In summer another Carnival is also organised at the centre of Marsaskala. Activities are usually held on the last weekend of August.

Good Friday and Easter

The Three Cities, Vittoriosa (Birgu), Cospicua (Bormla) and Senglea (Isla) are also known for their activities during the Holy Week before Easter. Besides processions and Religious activities in many places, various exhibitions are held exposing miniature Good Friday Statues and other artistic items such as Last Supper table displays.

    

From Marsaskala the bus number 124 takes you directly to the Three Cities. Moreover, other similar Religious activities are also held in other localities in Malta.

Annual Regattas

On March 31 and September 8, a regatta is held among participating localities of the inner harbour area. Both dates are public holidays marking two historical events and a traditional regatta is held in the waters of the Grand Harbour.

If you take the bus number 22 to Vittoriosa you can watch the races from one of the Three Cities. Alternatively they can also be seen from Valletta (bus numbers 91,92 and 93).

Manoel Theatre in Valletta

The Manoel Theatre (Teatru Manoel, in Maltese) is known to be Europe's third-oldest theatre, and the oldest one in the Commonwealth of Nations. It is situated in Old Theatre Street, Valletta, and is Malta's National Theatre and seat to the National Orchestra of Malta.

The theatre is one of Malta’s foremost performing spaces, offering a wide range of productions including opera, ballet, contemporary dance, music, children’s performances and drama. Visitors can enjoy the best of local talent and exciting foreign productions, take the guided tour to get a glimpse of the theatre’s history, visit the shop and enjoy a glass of wine in our courtyard.

A direct bus to Valletta from Marsaskala (91, 92 & 93) is available. However if you intend to stay late for a performance, we can help you get a taxi.
 

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