Lo Sperone

The main emphasis of the ERDF project in Senglea is the restoration of the Sperone, or the Spur. This project was largely motivated by the importance of this landmark in the harbour landscape and its heavily consumed and decaying physical fabric, which in various places had also become a public hazard. The Spur’s large masonry echaugette (known locally as the gardjola), which was dismantled in 1940 and rebuilt after the War, gives a distinctive profile to this work of fortification and at the same time makes it a familiar landmark within the Grand Harbour area. The Spur also contains a beautiful public garden with breathtaking panoramic views of the Grand Harbour, Valletta, and Fort St. Angelo and is today considered as one of the most important touristic viewpoints in Malta.