Torre dello Standardo

Mdina's Watchtower

The signal tower from 1750 is situated close to Mdina's main gate at the Palazzo Vilhena. During the centuries it was used for most diverse purposes: as a telegraph station, to accommodate volunteers of the sanatory of the british army (temporarily the Palazzo Vilhena functioned as a santatory) and as the office of Mdina's police. Today the tourist information is located in the tower. The Torre dello Standardo has a similiar structure as the other coast towers of Malta. But in contrast to the other towers it shows many baroque elements and therefore appears more graceful.

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