9 Sights in Birkirkara, Malta (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Birkirkara, Malta. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 9 sights are available in Birkirkara, Malta.

Sightseeing Tours in Birkirkara

1. Michele Rua (1837–1910)

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Michele Rua (1837–1910)

Michele Rua was an Italian Catholic priest and professed member of the Salesians of Don Bosco. Rua was a student under Don Bosco and was also the latter's first collaborator in the order's founding as well as one of his closest friends. He served as the first Rector Major of the Salesians following Bosco's death in 1888. He was responsible for the expansion of the Salesians and the order had grown to a significant degree around the world at the time he died. Rua served as a noted spiritual director and leader for the Salesians known for his austerities and rigid adherence to the rule. It was for this reason that he was nicknamed "the living rule".

Wikipedia: Michele Rua (EN)

2. Parish Church of Saint Helen

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St Helen's Basilica is an 18th-century Roman Catholic church situated in Birkirkara, Malta. It is built on the baroque design by Salvu Borg and built by Mason Domenico Cachia. The design was inspired, and is similar, to the Mdina Cathedral by Lorenzo Gafa. It was built to replace the role of the main old Parish Church of St. Mary that was damaged in the 1856 earthquake. It eventually became the Collegiate Church and then a Minor Basilica. The current parish archpriest is Mons Louis Suban.

Wikipedia: St Helen's Basilica (EN)

3. Sliema Point Battery

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Sliema Point Battery, also known as Fort Sliema, is an artillery battery in Sliema, Malta. It was built by the British between 1872 and 1876. The battery stands on the peninsula that separates Marsamxett Harbour from St. Julian's Bay. The battery was later used as a searchlight position, and it is now a restaurant known as Il-Fortizza.

Wikipedia: Sliema Point Battery (EN)

4. Saint Mary's Parish Church

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The Parish Church of Saint Mary, commonly known as il-Knisja l-Qadima is a Roman Catholic parish church in Birkirkara, Malta, dedicated to the Assumption of Mary. It was built in the 17th century, and it has a Renaissance design attributed to the architects Vittorio Cassar and Tommaso Dingli.

Wikipedia: Parish Church of St. Mary, Birkirkara (EN)

5. Madonna Tal-Herba

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The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Tal-Ħerba is a Roman Catholic church in Birkirkara, Malta, dedicated to the Nativity of Mary. It was constructed at various stages between the early 17th century and the 1920s, on the site of an earlier church which had existed since at least 1575.

Wikipedia: Sanctuary of Our Lady of Tal-Ħerba (EN)

6. Ir-Razzett ta' Xindi

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Ta' Xindi Farmhouse, also known as the Ta' Xindi Headquarters and Kappara Outpost, is an 18th-century farmhouse built during the Order of St. John in San Ġwann, Malta. It was originally designed to be a farmhouse but went through different adaptive reuse.

Wikipedia: Ta' Xindi Farmhouse (EN)

7. Orpheum

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The Orpheum Theatre is a building situated in Gżira, Malta. It was designed in 1932 by the Maltese architect Harold J. Borg (1908–1981), then still in his early twenties, to the design of Art Nouveau with Spanish features.

Wikipedia: Orpheum Theatre (Malta) (EN)

8. Our Lady of Mount Carmel

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The Parish Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, or simply known as the Carmelite Church or Balluta Parish Church, is a neo-gothic Roman Catholic parish church located in Balluta Bay in the town of St Julian's, Malta.

Wikipedia: Carmelite Church, Balluta (EN)

9. Stella Maris Parish Church

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Stella Maris Parish Church

The Stella Maris Parish Church is a Roman Catholic parish located in Sliema, Malta. It is the matrice of the other parish churches in Sliema and Gżira being the oldest parish church dating from 1878.

Wikipedia: Stella Maris Church, Sliema (EN)


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