Wignacourt Tower

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A total of seven towers were built under the order of Grand Master Fra Alof de Wignacourt, of which five remain today. The Wignacourt towers were not just watch towers but formed important strong...

A total of seven towers were built under the order of Grand Master Fra Alof de Wignacourt, of which five remain today. The Wignacourt towers were not just watch towers but formed important strong points in the Knights’ tactical defence system for the Maltese islands, of which parts were vulnerable to attack from the coast. The Wignacourt towers were the first to be built, and the Maltese watchtower grid was to be expanded by the Grand Master’s two successors.

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