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Hustle and Bustle
Sliema, whose name means in Maltese ‘peace’, is 3 km away from San Gwann or 30 minutes on foot. Buses run every 15 minutes.
Sliema is today the busiest business and shopping centre of Malta. When arriving in Sliema a 3 km long promenade invites to nice walks. Here not only tourists are to be found. In the evenings a lot of Maltese families come to have a chat and enjoy a fresh breeze of the sea.
Nearly without any crossing you can easily continue walking to St. Julian’s, which is located at about 2.8 km from San Gwann or 25 minutes on foot. It is an important tourist centre which used to be a small and cosy fishing village. Numerous restaurants, bars und discotheques in the Paceville district attract thousands of tourists every night.
A casino is located on the headland from St. Julian’s to Sliema. While having a lovely walk along the coast, you meet picturesque bays with colourful small boats called ‘luzzu’ and restaurants with romantic terraces which offer an amazing view over the sea.
Shopping centres in Sliema and St. Julian’s
Sliema boasts one of the main shopping centres for fashion of the Island.
On the main streets you will find the well known brands such as Zara, Next, Superdry, Furla, Stivaletti and Swarovski.
There are also 2 sizeable shopping malls, namely “The Point shopping mall” found in Tigne and “The Plaza shopping centre” found in Bisazza street. Between the two shopping centres you will find all the best brands under one roof. They are open all day from Monday to Saturday between 10.00am and 7.00pm.
The Point shopping Mall is also open on Sundays between 11.00am and 6.00pm.
In St. Julian’s the main shopping mall is called “Bay Street shopping Complex” and is found on it’s namesake street. This mall is open fashionably late from 10.00 am to 10.00pm daily including Sundays.
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