Sliema, Malta: Travel/Tourist Information Guide

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Sliema is a city located in Central Malta, on a peninsula, north of Valletta. Its name means "peace" in the Maltese language. Formerly a small fishing village, it began to develop in the 19th century, as it grew into an important residential area. Nowadays, the city became a major tourism, entertainment and shopping hotspot of the island. It is, also, the most modern of Malta’s resort, along with neighboring St. Julian’s. The two form an almost continuous city.

Due to its recent development, the architecture of Sliema is not as spectacular as Valletta's or Cottonera's. Only a few Victorian houses remain. Most of the buildings are newly constructed. It remains, though, an important tourist destination, as it was the first resort of the island. 

Sliema offers plenty of activities for tourists of all types and budgets. These range from swimming, water sports, snorkeling or diving to shopping, sightseeing,theater going or nightclubbing. It, also, offers the opportunity to visit the rest of the main cities of the Grand Harbor, as they are no further than a 20 minutes drive from the city center. Most of the famous beaches are located within the city and no place can be called far in a city of 1.3 km2. Most of the businesses are English-speaking.