A region in Malta, that unites three fortified cities; il-Birgu, Bormla & l-Isla.
Renowned for its local warmth & diversity, beautiful architecture, rich history and exciting culture.
One must say that the Three Cities offers an intriguing insight into Malta and its history. Left largely unvisited, these cities are a slice of authentic life as well as a glimpse into Malta's maritime fortunes.
The Three Cities can rightly claim to be the cradle of Maltese history as they have provided a home and fortress to almost every people who settled on the Islands.
One of The Three Cities, lies on one of the promontories jutting into the Grand Harbour, opposite Valletta.
Highlights include the Inquisitor's Palace, Fort St. Angelo and the Maritime Museum.
The largest of the Three Cities on the Grand Harbour opposite Valletta.
The main building of cultural interest is the Collegiate Church of the Immaculate Conception, which is rich in exquisite works of art.
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HISTORY | WARMTH | CULTURE
Take pleasure in simply walking around its immaculate, narrow streets, which are lovingly decorated with potted-plants while mixing with locals. Walk around The Three Cities to admire all the architecture. Starting from the small chapels with a strong story and knights palaces surrounded by fortifications to its richly decorated Baroque churches.
Magnificent Churches and aged chapels with their dominating domes and steeples stand prominently over The Three Cities; one by one with its different style and story. Also, Monasteries and Convents are intensely active in the community.
Fortifications are military constructions and buildings designed for defense in warfare and military bases. The Three Cities is enclosed by a number of fortifications such as St Angelo, St Michael, St Margarita's line, and after the Great Siege it become stronger by the massive line of fortification created by the Knights of St John, the Cottonera Lines.
Folk traditions have evolved mainly around the festa to celebrate the patron saint of the town, marked by processions, street decorations and fireworks. Regatta is the most popular cultural sports while Good Friday and Easter Sunday also is celebrated with colourful processions in the Three Cities.