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Exploring the Coastal Towers of Malta & Gozo

Since the 17th century the coastline of Malta and Gozo have been dominated by large, square structures. Built by the Knights of Malta, these lookout posts were manned throughout the day and night, watch towers constructed to keep watch for any danger from the seas surrounding these two islands. Today these coastal towers provide a glimpse on another period in these island’s past.

What is the History of the Towers?

How Do I Get to the Towers?

Are There Impressive Views?

Ghajntuffieha Tower Malta
Għajn Tuffieħa Tower from the sandy beaches below the cliffs.

Can I Go Inside the Towers?

Can I Combine the Towers With Malta’s Famous Neolithic Temples?

Hamrija Tower Malta
Ħamrija Tower, a stone’s throw from the Mnajdra and Ħaġar Qim temples.

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Ethan Doyle White

When not exploring archaeology and history sites at home and abroad, and then writing about these for Archaeology Travel, I research religion in early medieval England and contemporary uses of heritage. In 2019 I completed a PhD in medieval history and archaeology from University College, London. Read More

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