Birgu Tourism

Birgu (Maltese: Il-Birgu [ɪlˈbɪrɡʊ], Italian: Vittoriosa), also known by its title Città Vittoriosa, is an old fortified city on the south side of the Grand Harbour in the South Eastern Region of Malta. The city occupies a promontory of land with Fort Saint Angelo at its head and the city of Cospicua at its base. Birgu is ideally situated for safe anchorage, and over time it has developed a very long history with maritime, mercantile and military activities. Birgu is a very old locality with its origins reaching back to medieval times. Prior to the establishment of Valletta as capital and main city of Malta, military powers that wanted to rule the Maltese islands would need to obtain control of Birgu due to its significant position in the Grand Harbour. In fact, it served as the base of the Order of Saint John and de facto capital city of Malta from 1530 to 1571. Birgu is well known for its vital role in the Great Siege of Malta of 1565. In the early 20th century, Birgu had a population of over 6000 people. Over the years this decreased, and the population stood at 2,629 in March 2014.

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Looking for travel information about Birgu? Explore the best travel advice on Birgu, Malta. When planning a trip to Birgu, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Valletta. Take a short trip from Birgu and set some time aside to explore the Valletta. Dotted with places like St Johns Co Cathedral, Upper Barrakka Gardens, The Malta Experience; it will definitely be a good idea. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

  • Know the pollution level of Birgu before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 73.33 (High)
    • Water Pollution 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 67.19 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 54.69 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 60.94 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 68.75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • How safe is Birgu for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Birgu.

    • Burglary and Theft 32.14 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 24.11 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 20.54 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 65.52 (High)
    • Car Stealing 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 29.46 (Low)
    • Attacks 24.07 (Low)
    • Drug offense 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 91.96 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 77.68 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 27.68 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 21.43 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 35.71 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Birgu is 121.31 (High)

    • Safety Index 70.26 (High)
    • Climate Index 97.44 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 78.72 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 34 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 73 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 63 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 13.5 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 46.94 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Birgu

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.5 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.04 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.47 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 106 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 89.26 USD

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