Posted on: March 15, 2015

Sliema 

Sliema Arial View

Sliema located on the northeast coast of Malta, is a centre for shopping, restaurants and café life, Sliema is also a major commercial and residential area. Tas-Sliema, which means 'peace, comfort', was once a quiet fishing village on the peninsula across Marsamxett Harbour from Valletta. Now Sliema and the coastline up to neighbouring St.Julians constitutes Malta's main coastal resort. 

History

At the Great Siege of 1565, il-Qortin, as it was then known, was a camp centre for Turkish troops led by Dragut. He met his fate there, having been killed by a bombardment from Fort St. Elmo at the other flank of Marsamxett Harbour, where Tas-Sliema stands. Fort Tigné waseventually built by the Knights of St. John in the late 18th century and further developed by the British in later years. Tas-Sliema lies on a peninsula. 

Sliema Promenade

Churches

Sliema has a number of Catholic churches such as the one dedicated to Jesus of Nazareth known as "In-Nazzarenu", three dedicated to Our Lady: Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Stella Maris (which is the oldest Catholic church and thus the mother church dating from 1855) and one dedicated to a saintly Pope St. Gregory the Great.

In addition to the above list of churches, is the Anglican Holy Trinity Church Built in 1866 in Rudolphe Street. 

 

Sacra Cuor Altar View

 

Feasts 

Like all Maltese towns and villages the annual Sliema parish feasts are very popular especially those held in honour of the Our Lady Stella Maris (August) and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (Madonna tas-Sacro Cuor) in July. While to a lesser extent those of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (July) and St. Gregory (September

Shopping 

The Point Shopping Mall is found within the extensive mixed use, car-free development, Tigne Point. It is an integral element in this newly developed urban area and perfectly exploits its position as an extension to Sliema, Malta’s primary commercial centre.

The Point is the first of its kind in the retail sector, 14,000 sqm of retail floor space, integrating fashion with technology, home ware, dining and leisure under one roof. All this comes with the added convenience of a large adjacent car park which completely removes the hassle out of

shopping for everyone.  Products and services range from a loaf of freshly baked bread at Chain Food Store, to the latest fashionable trends on the shelves of the numerous international Fashion outlets like Colours of Benetton, Debenhams, Mango, Nike, Guess. The myriad collection of products and brands appealing to all ages and satisfying the different needs and desires of customers, is what makes the Point the growing success that it is to date

 

Tigne Point Shopping Mall

 

The Plaza Shopping Mall

At the Plaza in Malta you can shop listening to Maltese radio stations and choose within a large variety of the leading and international brands. You will find the latest collection of groups like such as La Senza, United Colors of Benetton, Promod, Harry & Sons as well a book shop and a hair salon. A small number of cafes are located within the Plaza and offer a break between shopping, however, if you wish to have a coffee by the sea it is only a

Plaza Shopping Centre