Heritage Sites

06 Oct

Lunzjata Fountain, Kercem, Gozo

The picturesque 17th-century fountain in Lunzjata Valley, a well loved landmark in Kercem, Gozo, was restored in 2007 by Din l-Art Helwa in a joint project with the Kercem Local Council. The restoration was made possible with the generous support of the Alfred Mizzi Foundation who sponsored the work. The fountain, which had suffered the decay of time and erosion, was...

06 Oct

Ghajn Razul Fountain, St Paul’s Bay

The well known Ghajn Razul Fountain in St. Paul’s Bay, just past the Veccia, was restored for the second time in 2009 by Din l-Art Helwa. This project is part of Din l-Art Helwa’s ongoing restoration of local landmarks and was funded by the heritage organisation’s own Restoration Fund and the St. Paul’s Bay Local Council.   The...

06 Oct

The Great Siege Monument in Valletta

The monument commemorating the Great Siege of 1565, an Antonio Sciortino masterpiece, was the focus of a conservation initiative which aimed to preserve this major Valletta landmark for future generations. The project was sponsored by Malta-based trade finance institution FIMBank plc and coordinated by heritage NGO Din l-Art Helwa. This well-known sculpture, which is located opposite the Law Courts in Republic...

06 Oct

The Restoration of the Queen Victoria Monument in Valletta

Din l-Art Helwa’s latest restoration project is the conservation and restoration of the monument of Queen Victoria in Valletta, located in the prominent and popular square in front of the national library in Valletta.The statue was erected in 1891 and is the work of the Sicilian sculptor Giuseppe Valenti.The statue and the pedestal are executed in white marble, while the...