Blue Lagoon (Malta)

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Blue Lagoon
Blue lagoon and Cominotto
Blue lagoon and Cominotto
Connects waters Mediterranean Sea
with water Mediterranean Sea
Separates land mass Comino
of land mass Cominotto
Geographical location 36 ° 0 '50 "  N , 14 ° 19' 25"  E Coordinates: 36 ° 0 '50 "  N , 14 ° 19' 25"  E
Blue Lagoon (Malta)
Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon (also called Blue Lagoon or Maltese Bejn il-Kmiemen ) is a bay formed by the Maltese islands of Comino and Cominotto and some rocks. These islands are located between the main island of Malta and its neighboring island of Gozo . Every year around 20,000 tourists visit the lagoon, which is one of the main tourist attractions of the archipelago . In summer, small ferries, ships and express boats run regularly to this popular swimming spot.

In 2002, parts of the Blue Lagoon were designated the Area of ​​Ecological Importance by the national authorities . These are areas of particular ecological importance with regard to the species living there and their habitats .

The bay has been the location of several movies, for example Madonna's diving scenes in Stormy Love - Swept Away and scenes from Helen of Troy were filmed there .

Web links

Commons : Blue Lagoon  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Designated & Managed Areas ( Memento of February 6, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) (Excel file, English) from the website of the Malta Environment and Planning Authority , accessed on May 26, 2012
  2. ^ Blue Lagoon on the Malta Tourism Authority website, Retrieved May 26, 2012.