Fort San Lucian

Marsaxlokk, Malta

Fort San Lucian is a large bastioned watchtower and polygonal fort in Marsaxlokk, Malta. The original tower was built by the Order of Saint John between 1610 and 1611, being the second of six Wignacourt towers. An artillery battery was added in around 1715, and the complex was upgraded into a fort in the 1790s. In the 1870s, the fort was rebuilt by the British in the polygonal style.

Saint Lucian Tower is the second largest watchtower in Malta, after Saint Thomas Tower. Today, the tower and fort are used by the Malta Aquaculture Research Centre.



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Founded: 1610
Category: Castles and fortifications in Malta

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Peter Busuttil (17 months ago)
Great place
Anton Zhatkin (18 months ago)
Was closed but outside was cute.
Lisa Galea (2 years ago)
Very interesting walking around it. Unfortunately it was closed but i heard they open it on certain days
Shain MaTe (2 years ago)
The view of The St.Lucians Tower when you walk around it is unique but as it lies within a harbourbay that view goes out to the container ships and cranes. The tower lies a dozend meters above sea level and dry bushes as well as some Oleander bushes surrounding it. Its not a spectacular place but if you want to make a morning run from birzebugga to Marsaslox - its a lovely run along the promenade, a relatively empty connecting street and a path around the tower.
Andy Bugeja (2 years ago)
Also know as the white tower since the knights in this tower all had white hourses and also last fortification to surrender to invading nopolionic army. Shame it's used for fisheries directory and certain conventions have been done over years. Would be great if opened to the public and restored to it's glory
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