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|In Malta the landscape of most towns and villages is dominated by the local parish church. Most of the Maltese
parish churches are quite historic buildings, often several hundred years old. An interesting characteristic about
Maltese churches is more or less all of them are made in limestone, as this stone is plentiful in Malta. These
churches are from the Maltese towns of Mgarr and Siggiewi.
|One of the oldest towns in Malta is the town of Senglea or Isla, one of the three cities in the Cottonera. The town
of Senglea is famous for being the site of the final battle in the Ottoman siege of 1565. For this reason, the
town's main festa is that of 'Our Lady of Victories'. These photos also show the elegant baroque church of Our
Lady of Victories in the heart of Senglea.