Also known by its title Citta Vittoriosa, Birgu, forming part of the Three Cities, is an old fortified city on the south side of the Grand Harbour, harkening back to the medieval era. It also lies in the south eastern region of the island.

Birgu played a significant role in the Great Siege of Malta in 1565. The Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Argevines, Aragonese and The Order of St. John were are all involved in the development of the city. Upon the order’s arrival in Malta, Birgu was deemed the capital city in lieu of former capital city Mdina did not satisfy their naval requirements. Most landmarks, namely the Birgu Clock Tower and the Auberge d’Allemagne, suffered extensive damage as a result of heavy bombing in Birgu due to its proximity to the Malta Dockyard.

The Vittoriosa Waterfront was refurbished during the early nineties and has since seen the development of an influx of restaurants and a casino. The parish is dedicated to St. Lawrence of Rome whose feast is celebrated on August 10. The feast of St. Dominic is moreover celebrated on the last Sunday of August.

The first local council election occurred on Febraury 19th 1994 where John Boxall was elected as mayor, superseded by Joseph C. Azzopardi in 1995 until Boxall was re-elected in 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2012 and has held said position ever since.

Birgu is the neighbor town of Bormla (Cospicua), Isla (Senglea), Kalkara, Zabbar, Xghajra and Paola.

Local Council
Address: Auberge De France, Triq Hilda Tabone, Birgu BRG1252, Malta
Mobile: (+356) (+356) 7966 2166
Telephone: (+356) 2166 2166/(+356) 2180 7008
Fax: (+356) 2166 2266

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday – 8:00am to 12:30pm, 1:15pm to 4:45pm
Saturday – 8:00am to 12:00pm

Here are some kindergartens found in the area:

St. Margaret College Vittoriosa Primary School

The state school offers holistic education from Kindergarten all the way to Year 6 and operates a strict anti-bullying policy. Uniforms can be purchased from Yorkie Uniforms either by visiting the outlet in San Gwann or from the website. Activities vary on a daily basis. Delivery for orders over €75 is complimentary.

Head of School: Ms. Lorna Schembri
Address: Triq San Dwardu, Birgu BRG9031, Malta
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (+356) 2182 6450/(+356) 2180 5735
Fax: (+356) 2182 6450

St. Edward’s College Malta

The private and independent school offers an Early Years curriculum providing individual attention to both boys and girls. The kindergarten centre consists of bright and colourful classrooms, as well as a safe and stimulating play area consisting of a turfed lawn and climbing frames. The curriculum includes storytelling, sensory play, messy play and role play in each day of kindergarten while also making use of the well-equipped gym and outdoor area. They not only aim for academic achievement but they also help each child to develop their personal and social skills, both of which are the foundations for future learning. A registration fee of €250 applies for Nursery, Kindergarten 1 & 2 applicants. To enroll your child at the St. Edwards College Early Years, you are to submit a completed form together with the child’s original birth certificate, a photocopy of the passport in the case of a foreign student and vaccination card. The college reserves the right to reject registration should the details provided be deemed inadequate or false.

Below is a list of all available forms:
General Application Form –
Data Protection Form –
Emergency Consent Form –
Health Form –
Rules & Regulations –
Student Support Consent –

You can subscribe to their weekly newsletter through their website.

So far the school has housed about 700 students.

Mr. Nollaig Mac an Bhaird
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Head of Early Years
Ms. Stephanie Grech
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Special Educational Needs Coordinator
Ms. Antonella Micallef
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Address: Triq San Dwardu, Birgu BRG9039, Malta
Telephone: (+356) 2788 1199
Email: [email protected]