Din l-Art Ħelwa
Offices in Valletta
|Formation||9 July 1968|
|Founder||Maurice Caruana Curran|
|Maltese and English|
Din l-Art Ħelwa (English: National Trust of Malta) is a non-governmental and non-profit, voluntary organisation founded in 1968, by Maltese Judge Maurice Caruana Carron, to safeguard Malta's cultural heritage and natural environment. Since its foundation, Din l-Art Ħelwa has restored numerous cultural sites of historic and environmental importance. The organisation promotes the preservation and protection of historic buildings and monuments, the character of Malta's towns and villages, and places of natural beauty. They stimulate the enforcement of existing laws and the enactment of new ones for the protection of Malta's natural and built heritage.
Name and offices
Din l-Art Ħelwa has the following properties under its care in Malta:
- Part of Palazzo Nobile, the head office of the organization
- Foresta 2000, a forestation site in Mellieħa
- Wignacourt Tower, St Paul's Bay
- Saint Mark's Tower, Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq
- Msida Bastion Historic Garden, Floriana
- Mamo Tower, Marsaskala
- Għallis Tower, Salina, Naxxar
- Saint Agatha's Tower (the Red Tower), Mellieħa
- Delimara Lighthouse, Delimara
- Chapel of the Annunciation, Ħal-Millieri, Żurrieq
- St. John the Evangelist Chapel, Ħal-Millieri, Żurrieq
- Chapel of St Roque, Żebbuġ
- Chapel of Bir Miftuħ
Din l-Art Ħelwa has the following property under its care in Gozo:
Din l-Art Ħelwa has the following properties under its care in Comino:
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