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Birkirkara

Birkirkara is a wonderful town in central Malta. Since a long time it has been considered as a major tourist destination of the country that has deeply moved the international tourists with its pristine and panoramic view. Birkirkara is said to be the biggest town on the island and comprises of four autonomous parishes including St Joseph, St Helen and Our Lady of the Carmel and St Mary.


There is a series of attractive places in Birkirkara in Malta, among which the Old Railway Station deserves mention. It is presently a public garden. Besides this, the other major attractions of Birkirkara include the aqueducts near Mriehel, and St Helen's basilica,which is considered to be one of the most visited churches on the islands of Malta. If you want to see the biggest bell of Malta you have to visit this church.

Being one of the ancient Maltese towns, it gives an insight into the historical past of Malta and houses numerous parishes that emerged over the years. Birkirkara of Malta has also emerged as the biggest parish in the island. While roaming around this picturesque town one can always visit the below mentioned local church communities:
  • Sliema
  • Msida
  • Hamrun
  • St. Julian's
Since the past 15 years Birkirkara has been the most densely populated Maltese town. The main religious feast is of St Helen that is celebrated on 18th August.

Being a major travel spot Birkirkara has become an important commercial hub and has yet retained its appeal as a residential centre. It is thought that Birkirkara has historical richness and reflects the fine culture and architecture that enchant anyone planning a trip to to the island.

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