Wignacourt Tower

Wignacourt Tower is one of the many towers built in the 1600’s by the Order of the Knights of Saint John in Malta with this particular tower located in St. Paul’s Bay. The Wignacourt Tower is the oldest surviving coastal defence tower on Malta. For a small fee you can enter the tower and read about […]

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The Red Tower

The Red Tower is a watchtower that was build 1649. You’ll see it when you go from Mellieha in direction Gozo, it’s on the next hill. From here, you have a great view on Mellieha, the bay, the coast at the other side, and the neighhbour islands Gozo and Comino. I guess if you continue […]

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St. Thomas Tower

St Thomas Tower is located on the headland of Il-Hamriga. The tower was built in 1614 to stop troops landing on the in the bay and also in Marsaskala Creek.   A battery was later added to the tower during the time of the Knights of Malta in order to fortify the tower.  Modern buildings have now […]

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St. Mary’s Tower

St Mary’s Tower on the island of Comino was built in 1618. This tower prevented Turkish corsairs from using the island’s creeks as a base.  The coastal artillery batteries of the Island of Comino had a garrison of 130 men and housed eight 32-pounder and ten 24-pounder cannons, which dominated the North and South Comino […]

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St. Lucian Tower

St. Lucian Tower  was built in the early 1600’s and stands above the town of Marsaxlokk Bay on the headland between Marsaxlokk and Birzebbuga.  The tower was extended by the British which now forms part of a ring of Victorian fortresses which also includes; Fort Delimara, Fort Tas-Silg and Fort Benghisa.  This fort is now […]

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Megalithic Temples

There are eleven megalithic temples on the islands of Malta and Gozo with seven of them having been declared as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  It is estimated that these temples were built between 5000BC and 700BC; one of which can be found in the centre of town in St. Paul’s Bay area (which you can […]

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Mdina Dungeons

Mdina Dungeons are located in St Publius Square, Mdina (21450267).  These dungeons are located in the former prison attached to the Magisterial Palace as you enter Mdina. The passageways and chambers are filled with mannequins recreating the historic events of what went on in the dungeons; which were a places of torture.

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Fort St. Elmo

Fort St Elmo is a 16th century fort stands on the peninsula of Valletta dividing Marsamxett Harbour from Grand Harbour.  It was initially a watchtower that stood here prior to the arrival of the Knights of Malta, but by the mid 1500s this watchtower was reinforced and expanded and by 1560’s (the time of the Ottoman […]

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Cumbo Tower

The Cumbo Tower was the stronghold of Mosta in the Middle Ages. The tower is rumoured to have been owned by Julius Cumbo; a well known criminal lawyer in late mediaeval times and also a jurat on the Università of Mdina which was the local government of the time.  It is presently owned by the […]

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