St. Mary's Tower
St. Mary's Tower
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smrgeog
Vancouver, Canada2,531 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
One of the main things to do on Comino when not going to the beach. When you get off the water taxi, it’s almost a madhouse with huge numbers of people hanging around the food trucks, sunbathing, or using the beach.

If you follow the road to St. Mary’s Tower, take it to the end and go right. You will then pass an old isolated hospital from French and British colonial times. It’s an easy walk with a slight incline and takes about 20 to 30 minutes.

The tower itself is a distinctive structure and you can access it by a set of stairs. There is a chain across the stairs indicating it’s closed but everybody seems to ignore it and climb the steps anywhere. From there you get commanding views of the Gozo Channel and you can easily see both Malta and Gozo. There is a shorter but more tricky way to get back to the beaches and you can get some really nice coastal views coming down. Just take it easy and wear appropriate footwear.

It’s a peaceful environment and only visited by a handful of tourists; most come to Comino for the beach. I offer some tips below.

1 - bring a hat and use sunscreen. There is very little shade on Comino. Drink plenty of water

2 - wear proper shoes. I see some people wear sandals going there. The terrain is rocky and rough in places

3 - food and drink is available at the beach from food trucks. It’s not cheap a small bottle of water goes for about 1.40€ or so.

Very much worth the visit in all and it was great to see the location where they had filmed the 2002 film “The Count of Monte Cristo.”
Written 2 June 2023
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June A
Surrey, UK2,749 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Comino is not a large island and the Tower is a short half an hours walk from the Blue Lagoon and the main port - the terrain is not difficult to navigate and the walk itself is lovely with views of the island and the coast. The tower is not that steep and the views from the top are great too - information is available in a few different languages including English. It's a shame really that more don't venture away from the Lagoon to this part of the island as there is so much to see here.
Written 28 January 2023
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ilkost
33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The staff was really friendly and explained about the history of the tower. This information is also available in quite a few foreign languages.
You can also climb up to the top and have a great panoramic view of the area.
Written 8 October 2022
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Katherine Bee
Prague, Czech Republic30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
When tourists travel to Comino island, most of them stay in Blue lagoon. I would recommend also this place. It's about 40 minutes of very slow walking from the port in Blue lagoon and the view is definitely worth it!

Even when the tower was closed, we were still able to climb here and have a rest in shadow while observing whole island "from above".

I would recommend to bring enough water when travelling here in summer's high temperatures and also some covering of head to prevent sunstroke.
Written 30 November 2021
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,684 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Sometimes it it possible to visit this tower (3 times a week). Anyway, even if closed, you can climb the steps to the top and enjoy the stunning view.
Written 9 December 2020
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Coryy20
Port of Spain, Trinidad6,373 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
After it was announced it was about 30 minutes walk from the blue Lagoon, I opted not to walk to it. However from in the view, it seems a mystical church. If you are at the Blue Lagoon and feel like trekking to it then it is sure worth the visit. There is also a little statue of the virgin Mary and child in the rocks close by.
Do enjoy
Written 10 July 2020
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Brooklyn Boy
59 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
We got there after a 35 min walk from the Blue Lagoon . It was closed .
However , the view is amazing and therefore quite interesting historically .
The Tower was built as one of many lookout towers built around Island to give the Maltese advanced warning of a pirate raid or invasion .
For that reason the view is amazing . The island of Gozo across the straight , the Ferries leaving the town of Cirkewwa for Gozo and of course an amazing view the Blue Lagoon .
Full disclosure ? I love forts .
Written 8 January 2020
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PaulGknighton
Blackburn, UK41 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Solo
This was relatively close to the blue lagoon, being only about 20 minutes away, it had steps going up to the bottom of the tower, and the view was unique from that vantage point.
Written 5 October 2019
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Zottle
233 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Worth the walk from The Blue Lagoon - took about 40 mins with our children. The walk is very scenic. The tower was open. Lovely views from the top. Stayed here about 30 mins as there is stuff to read inside the tower and you can go downstairs too
Written 9 August 2019
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Zottle P
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
A lovely walk from the Blue Lagoon which we did with our two daughters age 8 and 11. It took about 40 mins to walk (as we had several stops along the way for photos) and it was over barren land but not dangerous or unsafe at all. The walk was pleasant with lovely views and we also saw many lizards en route. The tower was open (until 3pm) and we enjoyed our visit which was very informative with lots to read and the views from the top of the tower were great. Definitely worth the walk and a break from the crowds at the Blue Lagoon. Only 2euros per adult and children free!!
Written 7 August 2019
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