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Experience the ancient city’s historical sites like never before at this weekend’s BirguFest
It’s going to be magical!

Jillian Mallia

If you’re looking for something different to do this weekend, we’ve got just the thing. October is back, and that means one thing... yep, it’s BirguFest time! For all you newbies, BirguFest is an annual event that sees all the winding streets of this historical city lit up with candles.

As part of the festivities, Heritage Malta will be offering a reduced combined ticket for the price of €3, which will allow patrons to explore the magnificent sites of Fort St Angelo, the Malta Maritime Museum and the Inquisitor’s Palace throughout the weekend. Just for this event, the three historical spots will extend their opening hours for this occasion.

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Fort St Angelo will be the centre of Heritage Malta’s festivities, and will be magically lit up for the first time using fjakkoli (traditional torches), and re-enactors will be present to give insight to what went on in Birgu’s history.

Here’s all that's happening throughout the festival:

1. Friday 11th October

6pm: Guided tour of the Inquisitor’s Palace (in English)

6pm: Guided tour of Fort St Angelo (in Maltese)

7-8.30pm: Discussing the French Blockade (1798 – 1800) at the Malta Maritime Museum

9pm: Guided tour of the Inquisitor’s Palace (in Maltese)

9pm: Guided tour of Fort St Angelo (in English)

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2. Saturday 12th October

6pm:  Guided tour of the Inquisitor’s Palace (in Maltese)

7-8.30pm: Discussing the French Blockade (1798 – 1800) at the Malta Maritime Museum

8pm:  Guided tour of Fort St Angelo (in Maltese)

10pm: Guided tour of Fort St Angelo (in English)

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Inquisitor's Palace - National Museum of Ethnography, Malta / Facebook

3. Sunday 13th October

9.30am: Guided tour of the Inquisitor’s Palace (in Maltese)

10am-4pm:  Re-enactments: Aspects of the Castrum Maris in 1400 at Fort St Angelo

12pm: Guided tour of the Inquisitor’s Palace (in English)

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Bhaskar Maitra / Facebook

Heritage Malta sites will be open during the following times for general admission:

Friday 11th: from 9am to 11pm (last admission at 10.30pm)

Saturday 12th: from 9am to midnight (last admission at 11.30pm)

Sunday 13th: from 9am to 6pm (last admission at 5.30pm)

8th October 2019


Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
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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