In 1980, Paramount Pictures and Walt Disney Studios build an entire village in Malta for the movie 'Popeye' starring Robin Williams...
SHOP, EAT AND WALK ALONG THE GZIRA PROMENADE
Previously a quiet village, Gzira is now a busy town overlooking the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. Even though it’s busy it tends to be overlooked as people travel from Msida on their way to Sliema. While Gzira has been modernised, you can still find the traditional Maltese narrow roads and the colourful balconies right in the heart of Gzira. Adjacent to Gzira, you can see and visit Manoel Island, from which Gzira, which means island in Maltese, gets its name. You can visit Fort Manoel on Manoel Island, a place that is enriched with history, from being a quarantine hospital during the plague and cholera epidemy to being a naval base during World War II.
Since there are various shops, restaurants and pubs, you’ll find something to do during any time of the day. A walk on the promenade gives you a beautiful view of the capital city, Valletta. You can visit the Council of European Gardens, taken care of by the Gzira council, which has recreational areas for both children and adults. The Gzira promenade keeps going connecting to Sliema, and St. Julians. Buses travel frequently through Gzira making it easily accessible.
Photos by Noemi
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