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St. Paul's Bay Wignacourt Tower
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

This is well worth the small entrance fee.Views are amazing from the top.We left our bag at the bottom of the stairs as they are very narrow.The. Tower closes at 1pm so get there in the morning.

2  Thank Susieann91
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

It was a little small to climb the winding staircase, but once up top the memorabilia was quite interesting. Although a small place, this tower had lots of stuff to look at. When up on the roof, the view was amazing as we posed with the cannons.

If passing by, please go in and visit, think it was about €1-€2pp but well worthed.

1  Thank Auds44Kier
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Considering this is the only 17th Century tower open to the public it is very good value at 2 euros p.p. entrance fee. Interesting history with knowledgeable and helpful staff.

Gives you an insight into how soldiers lived during that period, including how water was obtained. Small military museum (including ancient toilet) and wonderful views from the top.

Thank Nick P
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

A lot of work is currently taking place at several locations in Malta to preserve and improve its historical attractions. This tower is a good example of this and the information inside is very interesting if you take the time to read and look at the various displays. The tower is set out with many authentic items such as weapons, uniforms, armour, documents and cooking items which would have been there during its use by the Knights of the time.
The view from the top of the tower is great and a good photo opportunity with the cannon there. Well worth a 2 euro fee to go in. There are several towers around Malta, so may not be worth going on a long trip for, but this is one of the better examples.
One issue though for anybody who goes there who may be a bit on the larger side or has difficulty climbing steps....the spiral stairway leading upto the room and roof is very narrow and not easy to clamber up even for an average sized traveller.

2  Thank Lazaroburger
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Whilst on holiday I decided to check out this interesting little tower. It is the oldest one on the island, and costs 2 euros to look around.
Originally the tower was accessed via the first floor via a staircase but the staircase was demolished. You now access it via the ground floor, which used to be a storeroom accessed by a rope ladder. The first floor is the living quarters, and a staircase goes up to the roof where a single cannon remains.
Please note, that the spiral staircase that goes from the storeroom to the living quarters is very narrow, and the staircase going to the roof is a little steep

2  Thank Richard C
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