Cottonera, Malta: Travel/Tourist Information Guide
It is the oldest of the “Three Cities” of Cottonera. Throughout history, Birgu / Vittoriosa, was used as a trade point by many nations, such as Phoenicians, Greeks and Arabs. In 1530, the Knights of St. John arrived in the island and made Birgu their capital city, for a short period. They built the fortifications and castles that shape the city today.
Cospicua is the largest of the cities of Cottonera. It is an important cultural and market center for the region. Cospicua is well known for the religious celebrations of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception which is held annually on the 8th of December and for the ceremonies that take place during the Good Friday.
It is Malta’s smallest and most densely populated locality. It has an important cultural and historical heritage as it is surrounded by numerous fortifications and impressive buildings. The city offers many activities throughout the year, such as the Regattas, the traditional boat races, that take place twice a year, the city’s celebrations, on the 8th of September or the Senglea Maritime Festival.