Three Cities, Valletta

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The Three Cities is a collective description of the three fortified cities of Birgu, Senglea and Cospicua in Malta. The oldest of the Three Cities is Birgu, which has existed prior the Middle Ages. The other two cities, Senglea and Cospicua, were both founded by the Order of Saint John in the 16th and 17th centuries. The Three Cities are enclosed by the Cottonera Lines, along with several other fortifications. The term Cottonera is synonymous with the Three Cities, although it is sometimes taken to also include the nearby town of Kalkara.

Together, the Three Cities have a total population of 10,808 people as of March 2014.
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  • We went by ferry (after 6:00pm it's free of charge) and strolled around the small streets. Nice view of Valletta. Very peaceful place. A lot of good restaurants though a bit expensive. We went back....  more »
  • The Three cities is accessible from the Birgu area. You can admire from across the waters or you can pay a small fee to go to the city by boat. There it is more laid back than Valletta. If you...  more »
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