Three Cities, Valletta

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The Three Cities is a collective description of the three fortified cities of Birgu, Senglea and Cospicua in Malta. The oldest of the Three Cities is Birgu, which has existed since prior to the Middle Ages. The other two cities, Senglea and Cospicua, were both founded by the Order of Saint John in the 16th and 17th centuries. The Three Cities are enclosed by the Cottonera Lines, along with several other fortifications. The term Cottonera is synonymous with the Three Cities, although it is sometimes taken to also include the nearby town of Kalkara.

Together, the Three Cities have a total population of 10,808 people as of March 2014.
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  • You must visit and walk the area when it is cool though there is plenty of shade. The lift to it from gardens upper levels takes you to the public ferry across the road. Nice modern bridge when yoi...  more »
  • Been there lote of times but when you have to pay early €8.00 for o e beer and a coffee it is getting into rip off territory!  more »

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