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Vittoriosa Main Gate near Cafe Riche
Guests are not accepted without pre-bookings
Birgu is the city that took part in the Great Siege of Malta (1565). It is also known as Cittá Vittoriosa (the victorious city), and is famous for being an ancient maritime city. Since it has a rich history in military and maritime activities, it is not surprising that the place is crowded with Ghosts.
Just imagine that during the Great Siege, prisoners were beheaded by the Knights of St John and their heads used as cannonballs against the Turks. In fact the city still has Ghosts roaming around, in search of their missing head. The city also served as the headquarters of the Holy Roman Inquisition whose torture methods are still famous till this very day.
Public executions of those who confessed a crime or who practiced the dark arts was the norm. It is also said that the Inquisitor’s palace once even had a well of swords used as a portal towards eternal damnation. The second world war between 1940 and 1943 also caused inescapable deaths and destruction throughout the city.
Such events along with other dark periods which Birgu witnessed throughout the course of history have left their mark, and many still claim that ghosts haunt this city till today. Join us for a thrilling adventure, and learn more about Birgu’s dark past.
Comfortable footwear, warm clothing and umbrellas are recommended;
It is general accessible but it includes streets with stairs that might offer no alternative method of passage;
This tour is a normal-paced walking tour of Birgu by night.
Itinerary is subject to change due to other events or activities taking place in Birgu that are beyond our control.
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