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Belvederes in Ghajnsielem


Ghajnsielem has several elevated points of vantage affording extensive view of picturesque Mgarr harbour and beyond. The best belvedere is beyond Pjazza ta-Dehra half way in Triq Hamri offering a view of the harbour across Wied lil-Kbir. It was inaugurated by Prime Minister Gorg Borg Oliver on 17 April 1966.

Another Belvedere is situated below in the lower part of Triq Sant Antnin, in front of the Grand Harbour. The third is the parvis of the chapel of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lourdes. 


Tal-Hamri Belvedere
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Another is beyond this chapel and beneath the fortifications of Fort Chambray inside a bosket of cypress and other trees planted in 1963 as a memorial of Pope John XXIII (1958 - 1963). Two other well known belvederes are situated in the vicinity of the Grand Hotel (St Anthony Street) and Mgarr Hotel (Zewwieqa Street). The St. Anthony Street Belvedere was inaugurated in 1998 and was part of the road re-construction project which started in 1996 when this road collapsed due to heavy rain. The Zewwieqa Belvedere is situated on a small cliff / road bridge and has a privileged position overlooking the Zewwieqa area and Mgarr Harbour.


Zewwieqa Belvedere
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Finally, the Amabile Cauchi playing field (situated in the end of the Apparition Square) can also offer stunning views of the Wied l-Kbir (Mgarr Valley), Comino and beyond.

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