St. Julian’s has a population of around 8,000 people, and its name comes from the patron saint of the town, Saint Julian. Before 1800, St. Julian’s was just a small fishing village surrounding Balluta and Spinola bays, with very few buildings except for the Spinola Palace, the old parish church, a few fishermen’s huts and a few farm houses in the countryside. Today, it is one of the most dynamic cities on the island, with wild nightlife, exceptional shopping opportunities, beautiful beaches, and outstanding dining options.
The city is very popular among the tourist, especially in the summer time, when many can enjoy Maltese sun, the city’s never-ending amenities and warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The crown jewel of summer of St Julian’s is a traditional summer festa, which is celebrated annually on the last Sunday of August.