Nadur Tower

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For towers in Nadur, Gozo, see Isopu Tower and Ta' Kenuna Tower. Nadur Tower_sentence_0

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Nadur TowerNadur Tower_header_cell_0_0_0
CoordinatesNadur Tower_header_cell_0_1_0 Nadur Tower_cell_0_1_1
TypeNadur Tower_header_cell_0_2_0 WatchtowerNadur Tower_cell_0_2_1
Site informationNadur Tower_header_cell_0_3_0
OwnerNadur Tower_header_cell_0_4_0 Government of MaltaNadur Tower_cell_0_4_1
ConditionNadur Tower_header_cell_0_5_0 IntactNadur Tower_cell_0_5_1
Site historyNadur Tower_header_cell_0_6_0
BuiltNadur Tower_header_cell_0_7_0 1637Nadur Tower_cell_0_7_1
Built byNadur Tower_header_cell_0_8_0 Order of Saint JohnNadur Tower_cell_0_8_1
MaterialsNadur Tower_header_cell_0_9_0 LimestoneNadur Tower_cell_0_9_1

Nadur Tower (Maltese: Torri tan-Nadur) is a small watchtower in Binġemma Gap, limits of Rabat, Malta. Nadur Tower_sentence_1

It was completed in 1637 as the third of the Lascaris towers. Nadur Tower_sentence_2

Today, the tower is in good condition. Nadur Tower_sentence_3

History Nadur Tower_section_0

Nadur Tower was built in 1637 at Binġemma Gap, close to where the British later built the Victoria Lines. Nadur Tower_sentence_4

Unlike the other Lascaris towers, it is located inland, far away from the coast. Nadur Tower_sentence_5

This is because it was built to serve as a 'relay' station between the newly constructed Lippija and Għajn Tuffieħa Towers and the walled city of Mdina. Nadur Tower_sentence_6

The tower has views of the western part of the island of Malta. Nadur Tower_sentence_7

The tower is smaller than the other Lascaris towers, having one floor instead of two. Nadur Tower_sentence_8

It has a square base with two rooms. Nadur Tower_sentence_9

Access to the roof was by a wooden ladder, which has now been replaced by iron rungs stapled into the wall. Nadur Tower_sentence_10

Present day Nadur Tower_section_1

Today, Nadur Tower is in good condition. Nadur Tower_sentence_11

In September 2008, it was damaged when vandals threw burnt oil on one of its sides, but it was restored after a couple of days. Nadur Tower_sentence_12


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