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Birgu, which is also known as Vittoriosa, is one of the oldest settlements of Malta. You should make a 1-2-day travel plan if you want to discover all corners of Birgu which astonishes its visitors with its Old City center known as “Il Collachio”, narrow labyrinth streets and historical buildings. The medieval city Birgu, which is home to Azure Ultra's luxury Sunseeker yachts in Malta, is located in the southeastern part of the Grand Harbor overlooking Valletta. You can start your Birgu tour with the 3 historical gates built at the beginning of the 18th century. After visiting the Advanced Gate (Gate of Aragon), Couvre Porte and Gate of Provence (Main Gate), you can take the road to Il Collachio historical center where you can discover the roundabout streets. Birgu, which is a gorgeous medieval town, attracts thousands of domestic and foreign tourists every year with its breathtaking monuments, interesting museums and eye-catching palaces. One of the most visited places in Birgu, Inquisitor's Palace is among the places to visit with its dungeons and courtyards. After visiting the palace, which is also home to the collection of the National Ethnographic Museum, you can go to the Malta Maritime Museum located on the coast of Birgu. You will see photos, ship models, maps, naval equipment, typical Maltese boats, weapons, uniforms, anchors etc. in the museum where you will go on a journey going back to the recent past from the beginning of maritime history. Do not forget to take a look at the warship models belonging to the period of the Knights of St John.

The Malta War Museum, which is open to visitors every day between 10.00 am and 04:00 pm, gives information regarding what Birgu witnessed during the World War II. In the museum, where you will see a 30-minute war documentary and a protected underground air raid shelter, you will witness various simulations that tell this historical event. Vittoriosa's Parish Church Museum, which hosts many historical monuments belong to the past of the city, displays the developments in the military, religious, academic and social fields throughout the ages. At the museum, do not miss the change to see the first newspaper published in Malta in 1804, more importantly, the Jean Parisot de Valette's sword. The 9th-century Fort St. Angelo, which is located at the far end of the Birgu peninsula, is probably the oldest wall that you can encounter on the islands of Malta. St. Anne Chapel, which is located on the upper part of the castle having a strategic location in the Mediterranean Region, was built in 1430. The Chapel was renovated a short time ago. You can visit the historical buildings in the Old City center, take a boat tour in Grand Harbor and discover the ancient walls of Birgu. There are many boutique hotels in this lovely place. After choosing one of these hotels, you can make a reservation in advance.

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