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St. Paul's Bay Wignacourt Tower

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Address: St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta, Malta
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Great piece of history in this run down, downmarket 'resort'. Having walked along the dreamt coastline from Bugibba (or, as one reviewer called it, 'the armpit of Malta'), it was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Brian T
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Romford Essex
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Romford Essex
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great piece of history in this run down, downmarket 'resort'. Having walked along the dreamt coastline from Bugibba (or, as one reviewer called it, 'the armpit of Malta'), it was good to come across a decent bit of architecture. It sums the island up, that they demolished the original stone staircase in the 1960's to widen the road. Why anybody... More 

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Thank Brian T
Tower-Curator, General Manager at St. Paul's Bay Wignacourt Tower, responded to this review

Hi Brian T, we are glad you enjoyed your visit at Wignacourt Tower and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Please note that the tower's staircase was not demolished to widen the road. Remember also that in 1961 Malta was still under British rule. Historic rumours have it that a high ranked British Military Officer claimed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely wirth the visit, cheap entry price and full of history, with loads of pictures and information. The guide was very helpful, friendly and full of educational tips about the history and others places on the island to vist. Plus the view from the top is beautiful!! 😄

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Thank Bridgette M
Tower-Curator, General Manager at St. Paul's Bay Wignacourt Tower, responded to this review

Hi Bridgette M, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit at Wignacourt Tower. Thanks for your comments about our volunteer on duty at the tower on the particular day of your visit. All our volunteers are trained to assist visitors with their questions about other historic sites on the island. Looking forward to having you back at the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

lots of interesting information. well worth a visit and the view from the top is fantastic. would recommend a visit

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Thank Terry D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Visited the tower which looks lovely from the outside and had no idea there is do much to see inside - a great store room at ground level living quarters at 1st floor complete with the original door from 1610 and then incredible views from the roof - absolutely worth the visit

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Thank Cliff P
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Small but interesting. Tricky climb to roof but well worth it for the view. Room well decorated to give a feel of life in the tower.

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Thank derekpollard1949
Tower-Curator, General Manager at St. Paul's Bay Wignacourt Tower, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit at the oldest coastal watch tower in Malta. Thanks for visiting and hope to see you again should you re-visit our Island. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Externally modest, but internally fascinating and a piece of military architecture brought to life vividly by our excellent guide. Great history lesson about the Tower and it's role in Maltese history over the centuries. The climb up to the first level is challenging, up a metal spiral staircase, and then getting to the roof up steep stone steps left all... More 

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Thank Nicholas H
Tower-Curator, General Manager at St. Paul's Bay Wignacourt Tower, responded to this review

It was our pleasure hosting your group. Very glad you enjoyed visiting Wignacourt Tower. Thanks for your comments. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting little stop on our walk about. Very historical and only €2. Views from the top of the tower are therapeutic.

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Tower-Curator, General Manager at St. Paul's Bay Wignacourt Tower, responded to this review

Thanks for finding time to visit us and for your comments about our volunteers. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

On entering, you watch a short video then are free to wander this small tower, the views from the roof top are spectacular. If you have any questions, the curator will happily answer them, very knowledgeable. Definitely worth a visit for anyone interested in Malta's history.

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Thank Arrackgirl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Visited the Tower lately and I must say it is very nice and very well maintained. Information about the tower is readily available including also a very interesting and detailed video about the tower's history. The curator showed us around the entire place and described in detail the tower's history. He is very well informed and cultured also about the... More 

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Thank L V
Tower-Curator, General Manager at St. Paul's Bay Wignacourt Tower, responded to this review

Dear Lisa V, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Thanks also for your kind comments. Hope to see you again at Wignacourt Tower. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I gave it a median review because I didn't get to see it. I just want to let people know that LP said it was open Saturday, but it isn't. Fortunately, we got to see the tower on Comino, which is probably similar.

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Tower-Curator, General Manager at St. Paul's Bay Wignacourt Tower, responded to this review

We are sorry that the tower was closed when you tried to visit. However we beg to differ with your statement that the tower is closed on Saturdays. The opening times notice board fixed next to the entrance door clearly indicates the opening times, which throughout this summer were from 10am to 1pm on Saturdays. You must have been near... More 

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