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    Ancient fortress Birgu, Vittoriosa

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      An ancient fortress city of Birgu, Vittoriosa is a strategic fortress on the island. Knights of the Order of St. John arrived in 1530 and settled here on the peninsula, in a convenient harbor. Previously, the place was called Borgo del Castello, hence the name - Birgit, but after the victory over the Turks, it received a new name - Vittoriosa, which means "winner."

      About the sad fate of chivalry in Vittoriosa will tell you the old narrow streets, where the houses are preserved traces of the knights' coats of arms, beaten on the orders of Napoleon.

      At this point, to preserve important architectural heritage. Your eyes will be opened older than most Valletta, jousting residence, palaces and temples.

      Deserve special attention here the Church of St. Lorenzo, designed by prominent Maltese architect Lorenzo Gafa Baroque, as well as the Palace of the Inquisition, built in the XII century, where the Ethnological Museum, Fort St Angelo and the Maritime Museum.

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