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St. Paul's Bay Wignacourt Tower

St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta, Malta
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Great view from top but staircase not for the elderly

The staircase to the top is not for the elderly or for those climbing stairs but the view from the... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
J b
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Northamtpon
More to it than you might expect

We walked around St Paul's Bay to have a look at this tower/fort from the outside, but were... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2017
James G
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St Neots, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

The staircase to the top is not for the elderly or for those climbing stairs but the view from the top is wonderful. Lots of interesting information about the tower is on hand.More

Thank J b
Tower-Curator, General Manager at St. Paul's Bay Wignacourt Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Thanks for your review. Keep in mind that this tower is an early 17th century fortification which used to be manned by soldiers. Four hundred years down the time line it became a tourist attraction and a heritage site so structural modifications are prohibited. Trust...More

Reviewed 12 February 2017

We walked around St Paul's Bay to have a look at this tower/fort from the outside, but were pleasantly surprised to see the information in our guide book was out of date and they now open on Friday afternoons. Although the building is not huge,...More

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Tower-Curator, General Manager at St. Paul's Bay Wignacourt Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Hi James G. Thanks for finding the time to review us. Glad you enjoyed your visit. We never received any comments about the sound quality of the informative video we run at the Tower. This was produced in 2015 using the latest HD quality sound...More

Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Great piece of history in this run down, downmarket 'resort'. Having walked along the dreamt coastline from Bugibba (or, as one reviewer called it, 'the armpit of Malta'), it was good to come across a decent bit of architecture. It sums the island up, that...More

Thank Brian T
Tower-Curator, General Manager at St. Paul's Bay Wignacourt Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2017

Hi Brian T, we are glad you enjoyed your visit at Wignacourt Tower and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Please note that the tower's staircase was not demolished to widen the road. Remember also that in 1961 Malta was still...More

Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Definitely wirth the visit, cheap entry price and full of history, with loads of pictures and information. The guide was very helpful, friendly and full of educational tips about the history and others places on the island to vist. Plus the view from the top...More

1  Thank Bridgette M
Tower-Curator, General Manager at St. Paul's Bay Wignacourt Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

Hi Bridgette M, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit at Wignacourt Tower. Thanks for your comments about our volunteer on duty at the tower on the particular day of your visit. All our volunteers are trained to assist visitors with their questions...More

Reviewed 4 December 2016

lots of interesting information. well worth a visit and the view from the top is fantastic. would recommend a visit

Thank Terry D
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Visited the tower which looks lovely from the outside and had no idea there is do much to see inside - a great store room at ground level living quarters at 1st floor complete with the original door from 1610 and then incredible views from...More

Thank Cliff P
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Small but interesting. Tricky climb to roof but well worth it for the view. Room well decorated to give a feel of life in the tower.

Thank derekpollard1949
Tower-Curator, General Manager at St. Paul's Bay Wignacourt Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

Glad you enjoyed your visit at the oldest coastal watch tower in Malta. Thanks for visiting and hope to see you again should you re-visit our Island.

Reviewed 6 November 2016

Externally modest, but internally fascinating and a piece of military architecture brought to life vividly by our excellent guide. Great history lesson about the Tower and it's role in Maltese history over the centuries. The climb up to the first level is challenging, up a...More

1  Thank Nicholas H
Tower-Curator, General Manager at St. Paul's Bay Wignacourt Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2016

It was our pleasure hosting your group. Very glad you enjoyed visiting Wignacourt Tower. Thanks for your comments.

Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting little stop on our walk about. Very historical and only €2. Views from the top of the tower are therapeutic.

Thank liliansjones
Tower-Curator, General Manager at St. Paul's Bay Wignacourt Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2016

Thanks for finding time to visit us and for your comments about our volunteers.

Reviewed 27 September 2016

On entering, you watch a short video then are free to wander this small tower, the views from the roof top are spectacular. If you have any questions, the curator will happily answer them, very knowledgeable. Definitely worth a visit for anyone interested in Malta's...More

Thank Arrackgirl
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