Mellieħa Air-Raid Shelters
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Mellieħa
The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Mellieħa has been a place of pilgrimage since medieval times. Its walls are covered with votive offerings;...
Grotto of the Madonna
Across the main street from the shrine, a gate in the wall and a flight of steps lead down to the Grotto of the Madonna, a shrine...
Church of Our Lady of Victory
The Church of Our Lady of Victory sits prominently on a rocky spur overlooking Mellieħa Bay. It's attached to the Sanctuary of Our Lady...
Ghaqda Band Club
A great choice for a cheap meal is this local band club, a high-ceilinged hall with snooker tables at the back. There some outdoor...
Triq il-Madonna tal-Għar · interesting places nearby
Mellieħa Air-Raid Shelters information
The Mellieħa air-raid shelters were dug by hand to shelter the town's population from WWII bombs. It's one of the largest underground shelters in Malta, with a depth of 12m and a length of around 500m, and gives a haunting sense of what it was like to shelter down here. Spooky mannequins and some furnishings bring home the cramped, damp environment, where each person was alloted 0.6 sq metres of space.