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Your Guide to Malta and Gozo - Ta' Gurdan Lighthouse

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Ta' Ġurdan Lighthouse

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The lighthouse was completed on March 15th 1853 and inaugurated by Sir William Reid, on October 11th, 1857.

The lighthouse played an important role in the defence of the population during the war years as a radar that was located here was ideally positioned to promptly intercept enemy war planes, giving the inhabitants ample time to scurry to the relative safety of the rock hewn underground shelters.

The kerosene lighting system was upgraded in 1962 when electrical lighting was installed. More recently, it has been used as a monitoring station for atmospheric quality.