Dazzling 1960s postcards show Malta in full technicolour

Forget images of drizzly days in Bugibba or holidaymakers clamouring for a spot on the packed beach at Pretty Bay.

A nostalgic collection of postcards from the 1960s showcases summer in dazzling colour and serves as a reminder of Malta as it used to be.

Before selfies, Instagram, Facebook and mobile phone filters, tourists often aroused envy among their friends by sending romanticised postcards of the Maltese Islands.

The vibrant images depict sun-drenched days in St Paul’s Bay, Sliema, St Julian’s, Xlendi and some of Malta’s best-loved beach destinations, all developed in highly saturated colour.

So take a trip back in time and enjoy Bay Retro‘s selection of Maltese postcards from 50 years ago, as part of our Making Malta Great campaign.

1. St Paul’s Bay

2. The Strand in Sliema

3. Xlendi Bay in Gozo

4. The Dragonara Hotel, St Julian’s

5. Golden Bay

6. Valletta’s Grand Harbour

7. Balluta Bay in St Julian’s

8. The war memorial in Floriana

9. The waterpolo pitch at St Paul’s Bay

10. Senglea Point

11. Gozo’s Azure Window

12. Spinola Bay in St Julian’s

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