Located on the North East coastline of Malta, Gzira Malta is a small seafront town that offers a little of everything for tourists looking to stay in Malta. It has the sea front, shops, bars, restaurants, history, culture and sits close to Valletta, the must see capital city of Malta.
Gzira Malta things to do
Manoel Island dominates the Gzira sea view, this ‘fortress island’ was built in 1634 and has been used for many things over the years. It has been a quarantine hospital for ships visiting Malta to prevent the spread of the plague and cholera. It has also been used by the British as a Naval base during the Second World War. Part of Manoel Island is now an informal sanctuary for many birds and ducks which is maintained by locals.
Fort Manoel was built in 1726, it is now seen as a military engineering feat from the 18th century and is what gave the island its name, Manoel Island after the fort. The fort and island can all be seen with great views from Gzira promenade but you can also visit the island to see the bird sanctuary and fort up close and first hand. The Gzira promenade is a beautiful stretch of coastline and the promenade will take you from Gzira, alongside Sliema all the way to St Julian’s.
Where to stay in Gzira Malta
Many hotels and Gzira apartments can be found under the location of Sliema as Gzira joins Sliema and is the more known tourist hotspot. The Sliema and Gzira Malta nightlife is popular, a large number of bars and restaurants can be found and it is known for its chic and trendy feel, ideal for those who like to sit back, chat and soak in the local atmosphere, sunsets and great views on offer