Nadur Tower is situated 220metres above sea level at a place called Bingemma Gap. It is one of 5 towers commissioned by Grand Master Lascaris between 1637 and 1640. The tower is about 11 metres high and consists of 2 small rooms on the ground floor. Access to the roof was via a wooden ladder (today replaced by iron rungs stapled into the wall).
Inside Nadur Tower
Nadur Tower was one of several look-out posts built by the Knights of St John to survey the surrounding sea. Each tower was located in a strategic position to enable communication with other nearby towers. This tower is in a magnificent vantage point with unobstructed views of almost all the island.
One wonders if any of the buildings we build nowadays will still be standing 400 years from now!
From your photographs, I get the impression that the island has a mostly sunny climate.ReplyDelete
Wow..what a gorgeous tower, and the arch to see outside is spectacular, with beautiful ceiling inside too..So many stories in there to tell.ReplyDelete
How Magnificent Loree!! I wish i could just touch that tower..I imagine the stone feeling warm on the outside in the sun.....you are so lucky to be living in the midst of history and poetic beauty! Gorgeous photos..ReplyDelete
Thank you for taking us into the brightest corners of your life!ReplyDelete
Stunning images! Thank you for the tour :)ReplyDelete