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A historical discovery! Local adventurer explores the wonders of Qalet Marku Tower near Bahar ic-Caghaq
Natural beauty at its best!

Lyndsey Grima

Local adventurer Pierre Farrugia recently went ahead on an exploration of Qalet Marku, a charming peninsula situated along Malta's picturesque North coast, near Bahar ic-Caghaq. His journey promised a blend of historical discovery and natural beauty, offering a glimpse into the island's rich heritage.

Qalet Marku Tower

The focal point of this local adventurer's expedition was the Qalet Marku Tower, a historic landmark dating back to 1658.

Built during the reign of Grandmaster De Redin, this imposing structure served as one of thirteen watchtowers strategically positioned around the Maltese coastline. Its primary purpose was to provide early warnings of marauding pirate ships that plagued the Mediterranean waters during that era.

Qalet Marku Tower

As Pierre journeyed the area surrounding the tower, he encountered remnants of Malta's more recent history. A World War II pillbox, now dilapidated, stood as a testament to the island's wartime past, adding layers of intrigue to his exploration.

In addition to its historical significance, the local adventurer also explored the peninsula's potential for outdoor recreation. With its rugged terrain and scenic vistas, Qalet Marku emerged as a promising site for camping enthusiasts seeking a rustic getaway amidst nature's embrace.

Through his adventurous spirit and passion for exploration, Pierre Farrugia not only uncovered hidden gems of Malta's past but also highlighted the importance of environmental concern in preserving these treasures for future generations to come.

Have you ever visited Qalet Marku?

18th May 2024


Lyndsey Grima
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Lyndsey Grima
Lyndsey has always been passionate about all things content. She keeps her storytelling skills sharp by exercising physically as she’s a fitness buff and also mentally as she enjoys reading and travelling.

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