Lascaris towers


Lascaris towers

Grand Master Juan de Lascaris-Castellar of the Knights of Malta commissioned five towers during the period 1637 - 1640. The locals refer to both the five Lascaris towers and the thirteen later de Redin towers as "de Redin towers". The Wignacourt towers are the predecessors to the de Lascaris towers.

Many of the towers still exist in good condition today and most are accessible to the public.

*Ta' Lippija Tower
*Ghajn Tuffieha Tower
*Nadur Tower
*Qawra Tower - also known as Ta' Fra Ben tower
*Sciuta (Ta' Xuta) Tower

In addition, de Lascaris constructed St. Agatha's Tower.


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