Found on the quiet Paċifiku Scicluna Street in the medieval city of Birgu (also known as Vittoriosa), there is a small, abandoned house with old electricity wires hanging from its eroding walls. It is no coincidence that this house is so close to the old Inquisitor’s Palace.
Dating from the 16th century, this used to be the house of the executioner and his family during the times of the Order of St John and the Inquisition. The executioner’s symbol, an eye sandwiched between two axes, can still be seen engraved on top of the windows.
|Church of St. Paul’s Shipwreck||2021||1.4km||site_ao|
|Żabbar cultural and historical places tour en||2km||site_izi|
|Malta Movie Locations en||1.6km||site_izi|
|The Pearl of the Mediterranean en ru zh||2014||1.7km||site_izi|
|The Skeleton Floor of St. John’s Co-Cathedral||2019||1.5km||site_ao|
|The Secret Underground Tunnels of Malta||2018||1.5km||site_ao|
|The Prison Deep Beneath Malta’s Fort Saint Angelo||2017||0.7km||site_ao|
|City of Valletta||1980||1.7km||site_whs|
|Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum||1980||2.3km||site_whs|
|Malta, Valletta: A European Capital of Culture brand gives this Mediterranean city new energy||2019||1.6km||post|
About the source: Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura aims 'to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share'. You can contribute to their collection on their website.