St. Peter’s Bastion and the Northern Enceinte

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.