Sliema Bay from the Fortina SPA Resort live camPanoramic view of Manoel Island and its fortress from Sliema Bay

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Capture Sam

    29dec17-- A Thank You to our host, Fortina SPA Resort, for sponsoring this 'live cam' view of Manoel Island and its fortress from Sliema Bay from the Fortina SPA Resort, wonderful.

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Gary R. Orris.

    Christmas day is looking great in Sliema. My christmas dinner in Malta 1992 was ....... CURRY. A great little Indian restaurant around the St Julians area.

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Mex

    This festive season is so much more than Christmas parties and gift giving. May your Christmas be filled with the true miracles and meaning of this beautiful time. May the joy and peace of Christmas be with you all through the Year 2018. Wishing you a season of blessings from heaven above. Happy Christmas!!

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Monika

    What a beautiful view !!! I'm jealous the sun.In Poland we have a smog .I love Malta.

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    • 2 months ago
    • Capture Sam

    27nov17-- Pat , The day/night dilemma grows even tougher for us till the solstice swings the other way, eh? Might I suggest a look at the 'photos' but even better a view of the 'time-lapse' function. Watch the boats/ships dance. Look above and below the 'live cam' view window for both 'photos' and 'time-lapse'. Thank You , to our host 'Fortina Spa Resort' for sponsoring this 'live cam'.

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    • 2 months ago
    • pat

    The time difference between Malta and where I am is that when I'm awake here it's dark there. I was able to catch it during the daylight today and was able to see that it is indeed a building sitting on land.

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    • 2 months ago
    • pat

    Yes, Victor. It does look like a boat. But it never moves. And thank you Ruby and Tony.

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    • 2 months ago
    • Tony Tidswell

    St. Georges Square camera is back, Whoopee.

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    • 2 months ago
    • Ruby

    Pat it does look like it's in the water, however I checked the cam in daylight and it's actually a building on an island. The description above the picture explains.

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    • 2 months ago
    • Tony Tidswell

    Good to see you back Skyline, we missed you. :-)

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    • 2 months ago
    • Victor

    Pat, are you referring to the building by the sea that is lit up and looks like a boat?

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    • 2 months ago
    • Tony Tidswell

    Pat, It's a buoy, or a 45 gallon drum used as a buoy, there are a few of them out there.

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    • 2 months ago
    • pat

    What is that in the middle of the water? I used to think it might be a boat but it never moves.

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    • 3 months ago
    • DaveS

    Think all Fortina guests will be looking at change if the "development" is allowed. but a cam on top of the 23 rd floor................
    https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20171014/local/fortina-tower-plans-have-pd-concerned.660369

Sliema Bay from the Fortina SPA Resort

Among the most visited and beautiful Maltese cities enriched by breathtaking panoramic views, it is the stunning Sliema (Tas-Sliema) located on the northeast coast of the island, only 8 kms far away from Valletta (Il-Belt Valletta) standing just on the opposite side.

It is said that the word "Tas-Sliema" (meaning "peace") originates from a chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary and the first words of the Hail Mary prayer, in Maltese "Sliem Għalik Marija", this prayer was recited by fishermen, who with the view of the chapel used as a beacon, gave thanks for the safe return at home after a whole day spent in fishing. During the Ottoman period, il-Qortin, as it was then known, was the base for Turkish troops, then became popular as a quiet fishing village, in the 20th century experienced significant growth and became an interesting holiday spot only reserved to notable tourists and rich residents, most areas previously occupied by factories were abandoned and transformed into gardens, among these the famous Independence Garden (Ġnien Indipendenza); Sliema is today an important English-speaking city with a vast concentration of English language schools and many opportunities for vacation courses open all year long; Sliema is a very attractive and dynamic city especially for the young people seeking friendships, intercultural relations, fun and night entertainment, they find, for example, their ideal meeting place at The Strand (Ix-Xatt), one of the most visited entertainment destinations with spectacular panoramic views of Valletta; Sliema's tourist offer is so varied and rich in history, recreational and tourist activities as well as natural beauties that boring will be really impossible...a wide range of modern facilities and recreational activities are offered to staying guests or daytime visitors who can have unlimited fun during their stay in Sliema, 3 kms of wonderful sandy stretch, rocky beaches, crystal clear waters and a Mediterranean breeze will offer ideal conditions for the main water sports as well as relaxing beach activities, they can choose to charter a sailing boat for a day or a weekend, visit the nearby capital city, take part in a romantic evening cruise or enjoy a peaceful walk along the wonderful seaside promenade extending from Gżira (il-Gżira) to St. Julian's (San Ġiljan), just a few minutes away from the city center. Sliema combines both ancient culture with modern influences, it is extremely easy to encounter the traditional Maltese houses next to residential apartments and Victorian buildings running all around the coastline; this so exciting city is not only a popular holiday destination but also a fashionable shopping area with a variety of trade centers, elegant shops, cafès, restaurants and terraces overlooking the whole bay for a romantic rendez-vous.

With a rich concentration of history, culture and arts Sliema boasts an architectural excellence and a cultural heritage among the most interesting in Malta, a jewel for those interested in architecture and history, a variety of fortifications, towers and churches, museums, megalithic temples, areas marked by the occupation of the Knights of St. John and savagely damaged by the World War II and so on...no visit in Sliema would be complete without seeing the Stella Maris Church (otherwise known as the Mother Parish Church of Tas-Selima) dating back to 1878, the ancient pirate ship Black Pearl (today used as restaurant) and the watch tower De Redin, really a great pleasure!

Cam on-line since: 06/07/2013