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Triq il-Wiesgħa Tower was built in 1659 on the shore east of the Grand Harbour. Its name means Wide Street, because of the wide stretch of coastline it had to defend.It follows the standard design of the De Redin towers, having a square plan with two floors and a turret on the roof. Triq il-Wiesgħa Tower had Santa Maria delle Grazie Tower in its line of sight to the west, and Żonqor Tower to the east, but these no longer exist as they were both demolished by the British military

Delve deeper into the fascinating history of the Xagħjra Coastal Tower and uncover the stories that shaped this iconic landmark 

Admission is only available through pre-booking


Opening Hours

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Mon - Sat

10:00 am - 04:30 pm

(Except on 24,25 and 31 Dec, 1 Jan, Good Friday and Easter)




Reaching the Xaghjra Coastal Tower (Triq il-Wiesgha tower) may present a bit of a challenge, but rest assured, the journey on foot is not to be missed. We suggest getting a Bus and getting down at the 'Sdieri' bus stop, turning left onto Ghar ix-Xama Road by foot, and keep walking straight along the coast. The scenic views, particularly during sunset, are sure to be a highlight of your experience.

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