Heritage Sites

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...

10 Oct

Chapel of St Roque, Zebbug

Open first Sundays of the month and by appointment. In 1592 the first bubonic plague epidemic hit the Maltese Islands, probably brought over by the galleys of the Grand Duke of Tuscany. About 3000 people died of this severe disease and a certain Tumas Vassallo and his wife Katarin initiated the...

10 Oct

Delimara Lighthouse, Delimara

The Malta Maritime Authority has entrusted the Delimara Lighthouse to Din l-Art Helwa. This 19th century landmark was constructed by the British Authorities shortly after the building of the Ta’ Giordan lighthouse in Gozo. The restoration is being carried out in two phases. First the entire fabric of the lighthouse is being restored, including damage to the walls, timber apertures, roof...

06 Oct

Historic Garden, Floriana

Formerly known as the Msida Bastion Cemetery, this served as a Protestant cemetery from 1806-56. It was restored over a period of ten years and was awarded the Silver Medal by Europa Nostra in 2002. A small museum was added in 2004. This was the main Protestant cemetery in Malta for about fifty years from 1806. Records show that at least...