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Had the pleasure to visit this gate thanks to a tour organised by Heritage Malta. The tour focused... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
Glasgow, United Kingdom
The Gateway to Birgu

This is the ancient gateway to the fortified city of Birgu, the largest and most interesting of the... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Surrey, United Kingdom
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16 Jul 2018
“Fantastic views of Valletta”
30 Sep 2017
“Worth a visit”
Notre Dame Gate is a grand baroque military gate built into the 17th century Cottonera Lines to protect the Three Historic Cities of Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua. It is of monumental proportions being built on five levels. From its roof one can...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
St. Edward Street, Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta BRG9038, Malta
+356 2180 0992
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

We have often seen this magnificent Baroque gate on the horizon, not knowing what it was, but only recently took the trouble to visit it and it is well worth it. It was actually built in the late 1600's. On a sunny day, the views...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank mandarina55
Reviewed 1 October 2017

An historic gate leading to supberb waterfront restaurants and leading to St Angelo Fort. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank caes73
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Not a place "must visit" but if you happen to be in area go and visit. Is the main gate of the Cottonera Lines, located in Birgu, was built in 1675 in the Baroque style, and it is currently used as the headquarters of the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

I drive passed this structure at least 4 or 5 times a week and never realised that you could go inside. Parking is somewhat haphazard as located on a main roundabout but don't let 'tis put you off. The building has survived bombs and redevelopment...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank 4gg13
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Had the pleasure to visit this gate thanks to a tour organised by Heritage Malta. The tour focused more on the purpose it served in WW1, that of a military hospital(together with what nowadays is St.Edward's School). The tour guide further explained to us the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Bonnu18
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Just a gate of what I believe was once the fort entrance of Birgu (Vittoriosa) of the 3 Cities, located slightly too far away from Birgu for what it's worth, and worse still buses there come only once an hour and there's nothing else to...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank ChunHaoT4
Mario F, Owner at Notre Dame Gate, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Thank you for your review but from your tone you seem more concerned about how to get there rather about the quality of the building. Notre Dame Gate is located but 6 minutes away from the Vittoriosa Main Bus station and not even a minute...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

A magnificent baroque gateway with a powder store in the basement and superb views from above. Well worth a visit!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank O4064ITpaulb
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This is the ancient gateway to the fortified city of Birgu, the largest and most interesting of the Three Cities. It is situated down by the harbour, which is interesting in its own right with the yachts and restaurants, not to mention the various Mlata...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank GeysirGal
Reviewed 18 February 2017

nice building very interested to look around it / it is the gate between the cottonera three cities and the city of zabbar/ cottonera includes the cities of cospicua / vittoriosa and senglea in which three of them they have very nice history from the...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Saviour P
Reviewed 31 December 2016

You would think this is on of the Birgu city gates, but it is not. It is one of the seven gates built into the fortified lines. Today it is the headquaters of the Malta Heritage Trust. From the top you have a marvelleus view...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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