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Places of Interest

Santa Margherita Lines (1638-1736) are also known as Firenzuola Lines. There fortifications were named after Fra Vincenzo Maculano de Firenzuola, a domenican friar who suggested this line of fortifications. It was an attack by the Turks on the villages of Zabbar and Zejtun (nearby villages to the Three Cities) that set off the idea for the building of this massive line of fortifications. St. Helen’s Gate also forms part of the Margherita Lines.
The Cottonera Lines (1670 - 1720). This enormous line of fortifications was named after Grandmaster Nicholas Cottoner. Although these walls were never completed by the Knights of St. John, the British added a lot of interesting and impressive buildings such as Fort Verdala (today a government housing estate) and the St. Clement's Retrenchment (presently a school)during their occupation of the Maltese Islands.
Almost all of the windmills we have in Malta were built by the Knights of Saint John. Most of them were built between 1663 and 1773, but some were built by Lascaris (1636-1657).Grandmaster Nicolas Cottoner (1663-1680) and his brother Rafael (1660-1663) also built two windmills in Bormla, which are unique in the Three Cities. These can be found in St. John Street and in Windmill Street
The War Victims Monument is situated in the Parish Church area, exactly in Bormla Wharf. It was inaugurated on the 19th November, 1994, as part of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary from the pilgrimage with the Immaculate Conception Statue from Birkirkara to Bormla in 1944. The pilgrimage took place at the end of the 2nd World War to celebrate the fact that inspite of the heavy bombardments during the 2nd World War in the drydocks proximities, the Parish Church miraculously stood still without any damages
We also recommend that visitors to the three cities, spare some time to walk through a number of medieval streets in Bormla such as Nelson Street, Alexander Street, St. Lazzarus Street, Narrow Street, Matty Grima Street and St. Michael Street.

Bir Mula Heritage ( House Museum)