This part of the ERDF 039
project, begun in 2014, sought to tackle the restoration of St. Peter Bastion
and Greeks Gate (MDN 07) as well as the old medieval enceinte on the northern
part of the city, starting from St. Mary Bastion (MDN 08) and terminating at
Despuig Bastion on the eastern side for the perimeter.
St. Mary’s Bastion is a small bulwark dating to
the early period of the Knights’ re-fortification of the old city. Most of the medieval
enceinte consists of a flank less trace of vertical walls, except for one location
which was reinforced by a wall-tower that now serves as a popular scenic
viewing point for visitors to Mdina.