St Agatha's Tower, Mellieha
Categories: Monuments, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Climb to the top of St Agatha's Tower, one of the main defensive positions during the time of the Knights of St. John, for views of the island and nature reserve. Built in 1649, the tower was manned during both world wars and equipped with a cannon and enough food and ammunition for 30 men to withstand a siege of 40 days. The steep steps leading to the top of the tower may be challenging for those with mobility issues. Plan to see St Agatha's Tower and other attractions that appeal to you using our Mellieha itinerary builder.
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spent a good hour looking around and reading about what went on ,the curator was very helpful and informative ,
St. Agatha's or the red tower as it is called on local maps, is perched on the top of a hill, on the road from Mellieha bay to the Gozo ferry. It is easy to see why it is called the red tower, by its ... read more »
We arrived over the working time so it was closed. Ticket is 2 euros. According to pictures found online, you can see the same landscape from the base of the tower without entering.
A delightful red hue during sun down, and an awesome sunset spot often ignored by many travellers.
nice view, great color at sunset i am not sure it can be visited
Amazing view from the top, you can see the sea in so many directions. The video of the history is informative, but the screen often refreshes too quickly to read all the text! An inexpensive tourist attraction.
Very awesome tower with an unusual red colour.
If you do go here, drive down the road to watch a spectacular sunset!
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