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Senglea, also known as Isla, is a small city located in the Grand Harbour of Malta. It is situated on the east side of the harbour, just north of the capital city of Valletta. The city has a population of around 5,000 people and is one of the three cities that make up the Three Cities of Malta, along with Cospicua and Vittoriosa.

Senglea is a fortified city that was built by the Knights of St. John in the 16th century to protect the Grand Harbour. It is surrounded by a fortified wall that is still visible today. The city is home to many historic landmarks, including the Church of Our Lady of Victories, which was built in 1580 and is considered one of the oldest churches in Malta.

Senglea is historically significant for its role in the Great Siege of Malta in 1565. During the siege, the city was defended by the Knights of St. John against the Ottoman Empire. The siege lasted for four months and the city was eventually victorious. The victory was celebrated in the Church of Our Lady of Victories and is remembered to this day.

Senglea is also known for its maritime history. It is home to the Maritime Museum, which houses a collection of artefacts from Malta's long maritime history. The city also has a vibrant waterfront, with a number of restaurants, cafes, and bars.

Senglea is a beautiful city with a rich history and culture. It is a great place to visit and explore, and it is sure to provide an unforgettable experience.

Excursion tips for a day in Senglea

As a tourist in Senglea, Malta, there are plenty of activities to do in a day. Here are some of the best things to do:

1. Visit the Fortifications of the Cottonera: This fortification system is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers stunning views of the Grand Harbour.

2. Explore the Senglea Waterfront: Take a stroll along the waterfront and admire the views of the Grand Harbour and the Valletta skyline.

3. Visit the Parish Church of St. Julian: This historic church is a great place to learn about the history of the city.

4. Visit the Inquisitor’s Palace: This museum is located in the former palace of the Grand Inquisitor and offers a unique insight into Maltese history.

5. Visit the Senglea Lido: This is a great spot for swimming and sunbathing.

6. Visit the Lascaris War Rooms: This museum is dedicated to the history of World War II and is a must-see for history buffs.

7. Visit the Senglea Marina: This marina is a great spot for boat trips and fishing trips.

8. Visit the Maritime Museum: This museum is dedicated to the maritime history of Malta and is a great place to learn about the island’s past.

9. Take a boat tour of the Grand Harbour: Take a boat tour and admire the views of Senglea and the other Cottonera cities.

10. Visit the Senglea Auberge: This auberge was the home of the Knights of Malta and is a great place to explore.

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The climate in Senglea

Senglea in Malta has a pleasant Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm summers. During the winter months, temperatures average around 12°C (53°F) and rarely drop below 8°C (46°F). In the spring, temperatures can reach up to 24°C (75°F) and the days are usually sunny. During the summer months, temperatures can reach up to 32°C (90°F) and the days are usually hot and humid. The autumn months are usually mild, with temperatures ranging from 16°C (60°F) to 22°C (72°F). Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year.

Cruise weather for Senglea

Our weather forecast for Senglea helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 33.7 °C
min: 25.9 °C
9.4 m/s
17.6 m/s
0.1 %
24.1 m
67.7 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 32.3 °C
min: 26 °C
7.9 m/s
16.6 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
63.9 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 31.4 °C
min: 26.1 °C
8.6 m/s
18.0 m/s
1.5 %
24.1 m
73.6 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 31.5 °C
min: 25.5 °C
20.5 m/s
23.4 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
68.8 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 26.1 °C
15.5 m/s
18.2 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
66.1 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 27.5 °C
min: 25.9 °C
23.8 m/s
29.9 m/s
1.5 %
24.1 m
76.6 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 29.2 °C
min: 25.7 °C
16.7 m/s
19.6 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
75.2 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 27.5 °C
min: 26.2 °C
34.2 m/s
60.5 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
76.5 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 26.7 °C
min: 25.5 °C
47.9 m/s
58.0 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
76.9 %
1,006 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 26.8 °C
min: 25.3 °C
42.8 m/s
48.4 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
72.5 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 28.5 °C
min: 25.2 °C
12.4 m/s
12.0 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
72.3 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 28.0 °C
min: 26.2 °C
15.5 m/s
14.0 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
70.7 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 28.4 °C
min: 26.5 °C
22.7 m/s
29.2 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
69.1 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 27.8 °C
min: 26.2 °C
49.0 m/s
64.8 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
73.5 %
1,010 hPa

Cruises to Senglea

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Scheduled ship calls in Senglea, Malta
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