Highly finished 1 Bedroom MAISONETTE forming part of an exclusive complex enjoying sea views.
Accommodation comprises of an open plan kitchen living dining, 1 bedroom, main bathroom and en suite shower.
Sofa Bed in Living Room. Maximum Occupancy 3 Adults or 2 Adults & 2 Children.
Optional car space also available (Charges may apply).
Mini-market, shops, bars, restaurants, cafes & bus stop are within walking distance from the Apartment.
Valletta (Malta's Capital City) is easily accessible using the Ferry Service or Local Boats from the marina. The Ferry stop is a mere 2-minute walk from the house. The beautiful journey takes about 10 min. and costs € 2.80 for a round trip. Price includes the fare for the elevator to reach the center of Valletta.
A 2-minute stroll takes you into the historic city of Vittoriosa (Birgu), where there are local provisions shops, cafés, restaurants, and a small bakery. One block in the opposite direction is the marina waterfront with many restaurants open for both lunch and dinner. Diving is a possibility and can be arranged with local diving teachers. There's even a wreck just opposite in Kalkara creek.
- Fully Equipped Kitchen
- Washing Machine
- Cable TV
Buses are easy and cheap to use and the bus stop is located 1 minute away from the Town House. We can also organise a car rental and airport transfers.
Birgu, one of the Three Cities of Malta
Birgu, or Cittá Vittoriosa is one of the oldest city on the Island, and it played an important role in the Siege of Malta in 1565. 2,633 people inhabit the 0.5 km2 city located on the south side of the Grand Harbour. Birgu was once a main city and has a long history of military and maritime activities.
Birgu’s position in the Grand harbour was of great importance and several military leaders wanted to take over the city. Therefore, the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans Byzantines, Arabs, Normans and the Aragonese all shaped and developed Birgu. Yet, no one did more for the city than the Knights of St. John, who arrived to Malta in 1530 and made Birgu the capital of Malta.
Birgu is a unique city surrounded by fortified walls, ancient history, monuments and places that one can visit. The entrance to Birgu is via the Couvre Porte, while the parish church is dedicated to St. Lawrence, whose feast is celebrated annually on the 10th of August. Brass bands clubs, processions and fireworks are among the attractions in such festivities.
There is another church dedicated to Our Lady of the Annunciation and is run by the Dominican Order. It is also known as St. Dominic Church, and a smaller feast is celebrated every last Sunday of August.
Birgu: Things to do and see
The Parish Church: The parish church of St. Lawrence was the Conventual church of the Knights of St. John.
Inquisitor’s Palace: The Inquisitor's Palace was the seat of the Inquisition in Malta from 1571 to 1798. The Palace has now been converted into a museum but before, it had its own chapel, library and rooms. However, once can still see the dungeons and the courtyard. The Museum is open every day and houses the national museum of ethnography collection.
Malta Maritime Museum: Exhibits maritime history from ancient to more recent times. The collections are unique and outstanding, especially those concerning the warships of the Knights of St John. There are also paintings, weapons, uniforms, anchors, maps and models dating from 1530 to 1798.
Notre Dame Gate: Grandmaster Fra Nicola Cotoner built this historical gate in Birgu in 1675. At the time it was built, it was the highest building in the region and from its terrace and roof there was an excellent view of a good part of the island. Today Notre Dame Gate houses the headquarters of Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna – the Malta Heritage Trust.
Malta at War Museum: The Museum holds an exciting exhibition about the II World War in Malta, with an underground air raid shelter. There is also a viewing of a 30-minute original wartime documentary. The museum exhibits a collection of wartime mementos, underground tunnels and audiovisuals. Open daily between 10:00 and 16:00.
Fort St. Angelo: After the Knights of Malta chose to settle in Birgu they made Fort St Angelo the seat of the Grand Master. This is a historical piece of military architecture with its fortified walls. Some parts of the fort were leased to the Order of the Knights of St. John, forming an independent state over which Malta has no jurisdiction over. Other parts of the fort were trusted in the hands of Heritage Malta, who plan its restoration in the near future.
Esplora Interactive Science Centre: Located Bighi is Malta’s latest visitor attraction which was officially opened on 26th October 2016. This project is a first of its kind in Malta has been led by The Malta Council for Science and Technology under the chairmanship of Dr. Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando. Esplora has been partly funded by EU funds, seeking to cultivate a culture of scientific curiosity and imagination by igniting a passion for questioning, investigation where visitors at Esplora are encouraged to explore, think and imagine.
The renovated building now consists of several buildings and outdoor spaces, all interconnected following an extensive restoration and development process. The main exhibitions halls and the landscaped gardens consists of over 200 exhibits making this science centre fun. Moreover, there is an exciting Activity Centre for visitors to experience hands-on workshops and entertaining science shows, making science relevant to our everyday lives.