Senglea got its name from the Grand Master who fortified it Claude de La Sengle. Beforehand Senglea was known as L-Isla coming from an Italian word, isola, which means an island. Its main street running along its centre is Victory Street or Triq Il Vitorja to give it its maltese name. Along this road is every type of social club imaginable - no...more
During world war 2 the vedette was dismantled stone by stone, and numbered, to re install afterwards - so fortunately this historic landmark remains today.OK seeing as this a famous landmark for Malta I think it deserves a close up view - here the detail of the ear can be seen ...and look who's that messing about inside? ;-)more
The harbourside of Senglea is a pleasant area with is waterside houses and bars. Plus there ia a lovely view across to the old maritime city of Vittotiosa. This pic shows the harbour area of Senglea and right down a the far end of the pic the view is of Valletta so you can see how Senglea has far reaching views there too.more
The Safe Haven Gardens are at the tip of the peninsula of Senglea - the northern end of Victory Street. Wonderful views here of the Grand Harbour and across to Vittoriosa with its Fort Angelo.Here the peninsula tip is viewed from the water during a harbour cruise - the trees in the garden can just be seen.more
This is the main church in Senglea - its huge so you can't miss it, besides which its found in the main square of Senglea where you get off the bus. This present church was completed in 1957 - originally built 1743 but like much of Senglea was destroyed in the war. In front of the church stands a war memorial. The church attracts pilgrims from all...more
Senglea was one of the "Three Cities" where the Knights first settled after 1530. Little remains of that city though as it was almost completely destroyed in World War II - just three houses and one church stood. It was then re-built, rather haphazardly, but that just adds to its charm.more
The watch tower in the gardens is known as Gardjola On the Gardjola (coming from the Italian guardare - to look at) in stone are carved the coat of arms of Claude de la Sengle plus an eye and an ear - the symbols of Vigilance as the guard on watch had to be all eyes and ears.more
The city walls and gates are beautiful, being on the road that leads from Senglea into Cospicua, one of the other "Three Cities". In the picture the road at the left goes up into Senglea, that at the right goes down to the waterfront area. The lovely old street lights add to the charm of the place.more
The promenade along Dockside Creek, facing over to Vittoriosa, is probably the most picturesque part of Senglea. It's lined with cafes, restaurants and kiosks of varying quality and price, but all pleasant enough, and there are some quite nice collonaded buildings too. But the main attraction is the marina, and the views across it to Vittoriosa.more
At the very tip of the Senglea peninsula are some small gardens. From here you get a magnificent view over to Valletta and across the Grand Harbour. At the very tip of the gardens is the famous Eye & Ear Vedette, an icon much used on Maltese publications (it adorns the guide book I'm looking at now...)more
Along the length of Triq Il Vitorja there are steps down to the promenade that runs the length of Dockyard Creek, the body of water that seperates Senlgea from Vittoriosa. These steps are on the right as you walk up towards the tip of the peninsula. To the left are narrow streets leading to the other side of the peninsula which has less rewarding...more
This is Triq Il Vitorja, the main street of Selglea that runs right down the centre of the spit of land on which the city is built. At one end is the square with the church of Our Lady Of Victories and at the other end is the gardens containing the famous "eye and ear vedette". Along the short length of the street is every faculty of the city - the...more
There are a few bars, cafes and kiosks along the fron at Senglea but when we were there, early in the morning, the only one open was the Alice Springs kiosk. And we even had to wait while the woman opened that one up.
Favorite Dish: We only had a coffee to refresh us, though they sell the usual kiosk fare of cakes, pies, pastizzi etc.
There's a frequent, regular and very cheap bus service to Senglea from Valletta. You can do all of the three cities in one day, so you can take the bus to Senglea or Vittoriosa and then get it back from the other.
Every city, town and village seems to have one - or rather one of each. There's almost always a Labour club and a PN club somewhere in the town. From what I've seen the Labour clubs have a more sociable look and some welcome tourists in. I've never seen a PN building with its doors open.
This is the PN building in Senglea.
Most towns have a football club too, some seemingly allied or named after clubs in the UK. This is Senglea Athletic, and OK, Athletic is quite a common name for football clubs, but in Paola there is Hibernians and in Pieta there is Hotspur...I don't know where games are played, I've never seen on in progress nor seen a football pitch, but then I've...more
at the week end here one will find karioke night and even dancing by the sea ,the wonderfull nice summer breeze,the coulored lighting, the friendly people,, by day one could walk in the prominade and see where the capstain which the knights had made to pull tought the chain from senglea to saint angelo, see the several men made shelteher
Did you knowe that the first shelters where dug in Senglea bt miners from Durhan, wales, an from scotland,We had discovered an under ground city under our city,We are trying to find sponsors to help us clean and make lighting under ground so we could open them for toueist, at the moment the tourist i took down there had to wear wellintons as there is some pool,s of water here and there from leaking rain water,but the tourist i took down therethey said that they never seen any thing so big as far as shelters are concerned.There is even on top of saint getano bastions where one could have a fantastic view of the city of vittoriosa and bormla and the galleys creek. and even the french creek did you knowe about these places before ? a visit to our coucil office, to meet the mayor, and see the wonderfull city coucil offices which are very old building, does your readers knowe that the city of valletta was build on the same plans of senglea, that all for now.
Fondest memory: i miss they very quite way of life in this city of gloud de la sengle,
sorry i can,t add photos of the city