Lija Belvedere Tower
|Lija Belvedere Tower|
View of the Lija Belvedere Tower
|Owner||Government of Malta|
|Design and construction|
The belvedere tower was built in 1857 as a folly within the gardens of Villa Gourigon, a 17th-century villa which belonged to the Marquis Depiro. It was designed by the architect Giuseppe Bonavia.
The tower was restored in 1995 and 1996, and it is listed as a Grade 1 property by the Malta Environment and Planning Authority. It is also listed on the National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands as part of Villa Gourgion.
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- "Villa Gourgion" (PDF). National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands. 28 December 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 October 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- "Villa Gourgion and the Lija Belvedere". user.orbit.net.mt. Archived from the original on 5 February 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- "MEPA to safeguard vistas to Lija Belvedere Tower". MEPA. 19 July 2008. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
- Baldacchino, Godfrey, ed. (2012). Extreme Heritage Management: The Practices and Policies of Densely Populated Islands. Berghahn Books. p. 61. ISBN 9780857452603.
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