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Facelift time! Restoration works to take place in 5 major Maltese localities
These historic buildings will be benefiting from this year's Restoration Scheme for Local Councils and are in for some serious TLC!

06 December 2018 Jillian Mallia
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Christ the Redeemer Niche, Marsaxlokk
The niche, housing a statue of Christ the Redeemer, is found in Zejtun Road, that begins from Marsaxlokk's main square leading to Zejtun and Bir id-Deheb (literally meaning 'well of gold).
Continentaleurope / Wikimedia Commons
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St George's redoubt, Birzebbugia
The redoubt was built by the Order of the Knights of St John in 1714-1716 as part of s series of coastal fortifications and batteries. The site was inhabited during the Bronze Age and silos dating back to this time can be found in the vicinity.
Continentaleurope / Wikimedia Commons
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St Joseph's chapel, Santa Venera
Built in the early 20th century, this church is home to the Carmelite Friars and has welcomed families from Santa Venera and the neighbouring towns throughout the years.
Emily Gulia / Facebook
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Santu Kristu chapel, Hal Ghaxaq
The chapel is built at the old entrance of the town. Dating back to the late 19th century, its located on the site of two wayside shrines.
Godwin Ellul / Facebook 
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Old church of Manikata, Mellieha
This quaint old church was built in 1919 under the supervision of local Spiru Grima, a master mason from Mellieha. The area is surrounded by fertile land and scenic views, which make for a lovely countryside walk!
Mellieha Local Council / Facebook

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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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