Heritage Sites

14 Apr

L-Aħrax Tower

L-Aħrax Tower White Tower, Ta’ Ħoslien, Ta’ Eslien, Torre Biancha   by Stanley Farrugia Randon   The L-Aħrax Tower was the sixth tower to be constructed of the 13 towers which Grand Master Martin de Redin ordered to be built from his own expense during the first two years of his brief three-year reign. These are, in sequence North East to...

22 Apr

THE CHALLENGE AND PRIVILEGE OF SAVING OUR LADY OF VICTORY CHURCH

THE CHALLENGE AND PRIVILEGE OF SAVING OUR LADY OF VICTORY CHURCH, VALLETTA a talk by Simone Mizzi The Church of Our Lady of Victory is the oldest church and first building of Valletta and tradition has it that the foundation stone of the capital city lies within its precincts. Since 1998 the voluntary organisation Din l-Art Ħelwa campaigned...

01 Feb

The Church of Our Lady of Victories

The Church of Our Lady of Victories has its own website that can be found here http://www.ourladyofvictory.org.mt/index.html in which a wealth of information can be found about the church. Some of the works that were undertaken during the restoration can be viewed here https://dinlarthelwa.org/?p=4947 And this is some news about the Thanksgiving Mass https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PE0ZXtRsS2k celebrated by His Grace the Archbishop of Malta on Wednesday 9th December,...

21 Jul

A HOLIDAY WITH A DIFFERENCE

A Holiday with a difference: The Delimara Lighthouse, Delimara Point, Malta for a unique get-away experience. A British Lighthouse built on the southernmost tip of Malta in 1856 this historic property enjoys marvelous views of Marsascala Port and is close to the fishing villages of Birzebbugia and Marsaxlokk. It is also a few minutes’ walk from rocky beaches and the...

12 Apr

Group cleans up Wignacourt Tower

  IMAGE: WIGNACOURT TOWER LIT UP IN PINK http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20150412/social/group-cleans-up-wignacourt-tower.563603 Eden Leisure Group has organised a clean-up day of the newly renovated Wignacourt Tower in St Paul’s Bay. It is the oldest coastal watch tower still standing in Malta, built by Grand Master Alof de Wignacourt in 1610. Under the supervision of Din l-Art Ħelwa, which has undertaken the restoration of the 405-year-old...

10 Oct

Chronicle of Restorations

Saving our heritage since 1965 DATE   HERITAGE SITE, LANDMARK, WORK OF ART SPONSORS 1968 Chapel of the Annunciation Hal Millieri, C 1450 Farsons Foundation 1969 Xarolla Windmill, Zurrieq Din l-Art Helwa with Zurrieq Civic Committee 1970 133 Melita St., Valletta, C 1750 ongoing Din l-Art Helwa 1970 Church of Santa Marija of Bir Miftuh, C 1435 Malta International Airport plc 1975/76   Wignacourt Tower 1610, St Paul’s Bay   Its Interior (2003) National Tourist Organisation of Malta (now MTA) Bank of Valletta 1980   Chapel...

10 Oct

Chapel of Santa Marija ta’ Bir Miftuh

This chapel was built in around 1430 and is one of the best preserved examples of a fifteenth-century parish church in Malta. It has some interesting frescoes and provides the ideal setting for the annual Bir Miftuh music festival organised each spring by Din l-Art Helwa. Open first Sunday of the month 9.30 – 12.00 hrs, and by appointment. This Chapel located...