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Malta's Largest Watchtower

Located in Marsaskala, Malta, St. Thomas Tower stands as a formidable bastioned watchtower erected in 1614, marking the third of six Wignacourt towers. During the early 18th century, an artillery battery was integrated with the tower. As the largest watchtower on the island, St. Thomas Tower commands a strategic position above the shoreline, positioned on the seaward face of the il-Ħamrija headland. Its purpose was clear: to thwart any attempt of troop landings in the protected anchorages of Marsaskala Creek and St. Thomas' Bay.

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

Pirates and Corsairs Museum

The Pirates and Corsairs Museum at the St. Thomas Tower is set to unveil its treasures very soon! This museum, dedicated to the same purpose the tower was originally built for — protecting against pirates and corsairs — promises an immersive experience. Prepare to be captivated by the rich history and intriguing artifacts that await at this unique museum. 


Opening Hours

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+356 21800992

Mon - Sat

09:00 am - 05:00 pm
(Except on 24,25 and 31 Dec, 1 Jan, Good Friday and Easter)​




St Thomas Tower is situated in Marsaskala, with the nearest bus stops being Grigal, within a 2-minute walk and Sdieri, within a 3-minute walking distance from the Tower. 

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