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Heritage Planning and Biodiversity Tours 2015-2016


For the sixth consecutive year, MEPA will be hosting a series of tours aimed at cultivating an awareness about Malta’s heritage planning and biodiversity. Over the years, these monthly Sunday tours have become a popular educational and cultural experience amongst the general public from various walks of life.

This year’s heritage planning tour will primarily focus around the locality of Hal Tarxien and its whereabouts. Participants will be able to appreciate the way Maltese traditional houses evolved throughout the years and understand the planning parameters that exist within a typical Urban Conservation Area. The tour will also highlight various architectural buildings found in and around the Tarxien area including the military prison in Kordin and the modernist church dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Fgura.   

Participants opting for the biodiversity tour, will this year, explore the area known as Ras il-Ħamrija, limits of Qrendi. Ras il-Ħamrija which is a Natura 2000 along the south-west coast of Malta is home to numerous endemic habitats and species, complemented with various cultural heritage gems and breathtaking views.


 October 11th 2015 October 25th 2015
 November 15th 2015
 November 29th 2015
 December 06th 2015 December 20th 2015
 January 17th 2016 January 31st 2016
 February 07th 2016 February 28th 2016
 March 13th 2016 March 20th 2016
 April 10th 2016 April 17th 2016

Transport will be provided and will leave from Floriana (in front of Phoenicia Hotel) at 9:00hrs. The Tour will be over by 12:30hrs.

Price:  €2.50 per person (in aid of Caritas Malta).

To book a place for these tours, call on 2290 2021/99425222 or send an email on

These tours will be organised twice a month and bookings will be taken on first-come-first-served basis.