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Abandoned rock-cut passage discovered during construction of Gozo-Valletta fast ferry terminal
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Jillian Mallia

When you think you’ve seen it all, another beautiful discovery is made! An abandoned rock-cut passage was recently discovered during the construction of the new Gozo-Valletta Fast Ferry Terminal.

The passage is found beneath the City’s bastions and was “possibly used as a World War II air-raid shelter,” Infrastructure Malta said on socials.

“We are consulting heritage authorities to incorporate access to this site in a new pedestrian route to the City centre, with the possibility of eventually opening it to the public as part of Malta’s cultural heritage.”

21st May 2021


Jillian Mallia
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A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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