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EVENTS: Iż-Żejtun Barokk

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Iż-Żejtun Barokk will be the next heritage trail which will be organised by Wirt iż-Żejtun.  This will take place on the 19th March, a public holiday, and will start from Misraħ Carlo Diacono at 9:30. The trail will take us … Continue reading

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ARCHITECTURE: Vernacular Buildings at Buleben

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Most often we consider iconic buildings to  form the essence of our architectural heritage and we fail to give any value to our vernacular buildings. These range from what we consider the common domestic buildings in our towns and villages … Continue reading

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ARCHITECTURE: Grand Master Perellos Estate

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Two weeks ago we had revealed the discovery of a building which was built by Grand Master Perellos (1697-1720) in the Buleben Feudal Estate.  Since then we carried out further research and more people came up with further information about … Continue reading

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ARCHITECTURE: The Parish Church Crypt

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Under the Parish Church of St Catherine at Żejtun one finds two crypts. The main crypt known as Il-Mudlama, lies precisely beneath the main aisles stretching between the main entrance to the church to just before the cancel.  The crypt … Continue reading

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ARCHITECTURE: Siculo-Norman Style


The eldest buildings found in Żejtun are those dating to the medieval times.  This period spans between the Arab rule which started in 870AD up to the early 16th Century, just before the arrival of the Order of St John. … Continue reading

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Architecture: Chapel of Our Lady of Good Counsel

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On entering Zejtun, next to the large palace in Misraħ Carlo Diacono, there is a small but interesting chapel, dedicated to Our Lady of Good Counsel. This is a private chapel annexed to Aedes Danielis palace and built by the Noble Enrico Testaferrata, … Continue reading

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Architecture: Villa Cagliares

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Bishop Baldassere Cagliares was a person who did not only appreciate art but also lived in a period where the church and state were competing to carry out the best works of art.  Bishop Cagliares was also the only Maltese … Continue reading

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Recording Past Events

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Since the setting up of our website, we promised that this would be a key source of information on the cultural and historical heritage of Zejtun. We are now in a position to start uploading videos recording our past informative … Continue reading

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maltain360.com

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In the past days, Wirt iż-Żejtun was contacted by the producers of the website http://www.maltain360.com who requested assistance to idenitify historic places in Zejtun which can be photographed and displayed on thier website. Wirt iż-Żejtun started its collaboration by taking the producers … Continue reading