Red Tower

Red Tower. (Click on the photo for added detail.)

For this week’s throwback post I’m sharing a couple of photos of St Agatha’s Tower (It-Torri ta’ Sant’ Agata), probably better known simply as the Red Tower. This tower sits on the west part of Marfa ridge, in the limits of Mellieħa, and is one of the series of watchtowers built during the reign of Grand Master Lascaris. It is a well known landmark, visible from quite a distance as it stands high on Marfa ridge, and distinctive in its unique colours. One passes quite close by on the way to Ċirkewwa and the Gozo ferry.

In this case, I had done a walk along the west half of Marfa ridge, starting from the tower itself. On the return leg, the tower was visible for a good part of the way across the fields. The tower is currently in the case of Dín l-Art Ħelwa, the Maltese national trust, and is open to the public.

Red Tower. (Click on the photo for added detail.)

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.