Saint George's Tower
|Saint George's Tower|
Torri ta' San Ġorġ
|Part of the Lascaris towers|
|St. Julian's, Malta|
St. George's Tower
|Owner||Government of Malta|
|Controlled by||Corinthia Hotels International|
|Condition||Intact but dilapidated|
|Built by||Order of Saint John|
Saint George's Tower (Maltese: Torri ta' San Ġorġ) is a small watchtower in St. Julian's, Malta. It was built in 1638 and is one of the Lascaris towers. Today, it is located in the grounds of a hotel.
The tower remained in use during the British period but was converted to a Fire Control Station once Fort Pembroke was built. The tower served as a radio communications post in World War II. The tower appears in a 1916 painting with the British additions.
It was listed by MEPA as a Grade I National Monument in 1995, and in 1997 the fire control tower added by the British was demolished, which restored the tower to its original state.
The tower is now incorporated within the grounds of the Corinthia Hotel St George's Bay.
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