When history glows with candlelight

Taking a stroll towards the Grand Harbour, guests may soon reach the historic Three Cities that served as the first home for the Order of St. John when they first arrived on the island. In the old town of Birgu (also known as Citta Vittoriosa), all the lights go out for the weekend between the 13th and 15th October 2017 to celebrate Birgufest.

In one of Malta’s oldest and most historic cities, this annual event highlights the old town’s historic and architectural beauty as its streets are lit up with a gentle glow by thousands of candles of all kinds.

Birgufest also offers numerous events and activities throughout the festival. The historic re-enactments, extended and cheaper museum entrances, and the opening up to the public of other venues of interest including churches, highlight the immense historic value of this city.

In addition, food stalls offering both Maltese and other food, various musical concerts – ranging from classical to modern, and various exhibitions, make this event truly an outing with something to suit all tastes and ages.

Birgu can be easily reached on foot from Zabbar. It is just 30 min walk away!

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