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Birgu, Malta
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Birgu, Malta
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About Birgu

Birgu, or “Cittá Vittoriosa,” is one of Malta’s “Three Cities,” the others being Isla and Bormla. Geographically well positioned in times of conflict, Birgu has a long history of maritime and military activity, including its role as protector against Ottoman Empire in the “The Great Siege of Malta” invasion of 1565.

The city is surrounded by fortified walls, ancient history and monuments and an interesting mix of museums and places of worship. The Inquisitor’s Palace was once the seat of the Maltese Inquisition from 1571 to 1798, and now a museum complete with chapel, library and dungeons. Additionally, the Maritime Museum houses maritime exhibits from ancient to modern times and an incredible collection of weapons, paintings, uniforms, maps and models.The Malta at War Museum also boasts an exciting WWII exhibition, including an underground air raid shelter and collection of wartime mementoes add to the city’s eventful history. The Parish Church of St. Lawrence, Notre Dame Gate built in 1675 and Fort St. Angelo, once the seat of the Grand Master further outlines Birgus remarkable past.

Malta is famous for its colourful buses, many of which date back to the 1950s and operate on all of the larger islands. Tickets can be purchased from one of the permanent ticket vending machines across Malta and Gozo. Local taxis are plentiful together with rental cars, though parking can be at a premium.

The city was always of great interest to military leaders due to its location, and the influence of its past visitors is still in evidence today. In fact, the Phoenicians, Arabs, Normans, Greeks, Byzantines, Romans and Aragonese all helped shape and develop Birgu. In 1530, the Knights of St. John made Birgu the capital of Malta.

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    119 reviews rated No. 17 Birgu with an average score of 9.1/10. It may also be worth looking into the 50th Boutique Hotel, which received a rating of 8.5/10 from 127 reviews. Le Margherite could also be a good option, with a score of 7.5/10 from 209 reviews.