Din l-Art Ħelwa
|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 Curran 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
The offices of Din l-Art Ħelwa are found at 133 Melita Street, Valletta. The building is part of a large townhouse located at 130-135, Melita Street (formerly Strada Britannica). In 1816, part of the house belonged to Maria Stivala. The property was later owned by Antonio Giappone, and then owned by Giuseppe Apap.
- 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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