On the first Day of April we went to visit Blue Grotto.
The direct bus from Valletta to Hagar Qim stopped near the Blue Grotto. One way ticket costs 1,16 Euro and to get to the small marina with a boat to the Grotto you need to walk down about 1km. We had a car and we parked in a parking near the marina. There is a good place for snorkelling and the 30min boat trip costs 7Euro per person.
The Blue Grotto is a very interesting and nice place, if the weather is fine , the boat will drive true the grotto. Inside the are many corals and depends on the time period you could see many jelly fish. The boat trip is not only to Blue Grotto because there are few smaller caves near this main one.
Good Friday’s Procession
Malta is a Catholic country, but it is true that everybody needs to show his own opinion.
However Good Friday’s Procession was really amazing. We saw the one in Mosta. It started at about 5.00pm in The Mosta Church and finished at about 11.00pm in the same place. In the procession participated Roman legionaries, penitent in white hoods with chains attached to the legs, small children’s bearing images and candles, on the special platforms, statues of saints were moved from the church.
There were also three kings, Jesus and other crucified men carrying their crosses. All the time we could hear religious songs.
All the people around were tourists and Maltese because only special people marched in the procession. All the others were staying or sitting on the way. At the end children were so tired. Probably the biggest Good Friday’s Procession is in Mosta and the distance is about 4 km.
San Anton Gardens
April was a very active month, at the end we decided to visit San Anton Palace and Gardens in Attard.
Of course like everywhere we need to travel to Valletta and from the bus terminal bus nr 80 to Attard. This is one of few really green places on this island. The Palace is not always open but the Gardens are really nice. Sometimes there are some animations for children, but usually it is very quiet. We found many trees from all over the world and in a small fountain – turtles.
So if you are looking for a green and quiet place go there.