Popeye’s Village is a place that really exists, being located in the heart of the beautiful Malta. Known as the “Sweethaven Village” is an ideal place for a holiday with children and one of the main tourist attractions in Malta.
The entire theme park is shaped around the famous cartoon character, Popeye the Sailor. Interestingly is that this village was the place where they filmed the movie Popeye (which is based on the comic book created by EC Segar) from 1980, created by Paramount Pictures and Walt Disney.
There are 19 buildings made of wood (raw material imported from Holland especially for the film, because Malta has no forests), 8,000 tons of stone were used for the village to stand up and 2,000 gallons of paint contributed to the appearance of cartoon village. A dike was built to protect the golf decor by the stronger waves. Currently, the village has become a tourist attraction and an amusement park which can be visited in any tourist season.
Here you can visit houses, puppet theaters, museums and see videos on how was done the movie Popeye, and also meet the famous characters like Popeye the Sailor, Olive Oyl, Bluto, Wimpy and Swee’Pea. You can also…http://tripelonia.com/headline/the-village-of-popeye-the-sailor-man/140