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The Centre of Tranquillity
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If you want to experience the true form of Balluta, the best way is to take a few days off and be ready to simply soak in the atmosphere of this small town doing absolutely nothing. The Balluta Square is perfect for this. In fact, our recommendation is that you stay at one of the several hotels lining the square while you visit the place and simply spend the time sampling real Mediterranean food from several of the small restaurants. Talking of the restaurant, do try out the Electric Lobster Project where our favourites were the speciality mini burgers.
If you do happen to visit the place during the festival time, the square is particularly busy, so be sure to book your place early on. Get armed with a picnic basket and find the best seats on the square to watch the festivities.
While you are in the area, do look on the evergreen Holm Oak trees from which the area has got its name (it is called Balluta in the local language). Wrap all this up with a visit to the Carmelite Parish Church which is an excellent example of the neo Gothic style of architecture and a walk through the by lanes of the city while gazing in on the Georgian style houses which all lead to the 18th-century Villa Cassar Torregiani on the south shores of the Balluta bay on whose huge grounds the Le Méridien St. Julian’s Hotel is situated.
In short, if you want to relax and spend your time soaking up on old world charm, Balluta is your place to be at.