Xrobb l-Għaġin Tower

Xrobb l-Għaġin Tower (Maltese: Torri ta' Xrobb l-Għaġin), originally known as Torre di Siuarep,[1] is a ruined watchtower in Xrobb l-Għaġin, limits of Marsaxlokk, Malta. It was built in 1659 as the eighth of the De Redin towers. An entrenchment with two redans was built around it in 1761.[2] The tower is now largely destroyed since it was built of globigerina limestone which is prone to erosion. The remains of the tower's scarped base, as well as the general outline of the entrenchment, can still be seen.[3]

Xrobb l-Għaġin Tower
Torri ta' Xrobb l-Għaġin
Part of the De Redin towers
Marsaxlokk, Malta
Coordinates35°50′28″N 14°34′16.5″E / 35.84111°N 14.571250°E / 35.84111; 14.571250
TypeCoastal watchtower
Site information
Site history
Built byOrder of Saint John


  1. ^ Ġrajjet Malta - It-Tielet Ktieb (in Maltese) (4 ed.). Sliema: Department of Education. 2006. p. 81.
  2. ^ Zammit, Vincent (1992). Il-Gran Mastri - Ġabra ta' Tagħrif dwar l-Istorja ta' Malta fi Żmienhom - L-Ewwel Volum 1530-1680 (in Maltese). Valletta: Valletta Publishing & Promotion Co. Ltd. p. 236.
  3. ^ "Delimara Gas and Power Combined Cycle Gas Turbine and Liquefied Natural Gas receiving, storage and re-gasification facilities - Environmental Impact Assessment - Appendix Two Volume One" (PDF). MEPA. ERSLI Consultants Ltd on behalf of Enemalta Corporation. 20 December 2013. pp. 23–25. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 March 2015.