A wide panoramic image of the popular Balluta Bay in St.Julian’s with the Neo-Gothic Church and Balluta Buildings towards the right of the image and contrasting recently built structures on the left.
Balluta Bay is a bay on the northeast coast of Malta within St. Julian’s. It is a popular recreation spot used for swimming, diving, and water sports, with a triangular pjazza surrounded by cafés and shaded by Judas trees. Its skyline is dominated by the neo-gothic Carmelite Parish Church and the stunning art nouveau Balluta Buildings, which are apartment buildings on the eastern shore, as well as a cluster of terraced townhouses in the local variant of Georgian-style architecture. The south shore of the Bay features Le Méridien St. Julian’s Hotel, built on the grounds surrounding the 18th century Villa Cassar Torregiani.
The Neo-Gothic church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, also know as the Balluta parish church was built in 1859 by the Valletta Confraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, rebuilt in 1877 and by the Carmelites in 1900, the church has had today’s look since 1958, when it was rebuilt for the last time. Since 1974, the church has been the parish church of the area, taking care of 1500 families.
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