Tal-Vitorja

The Victory Suite 6.

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Executive Suite - Tal-Vitorja / The Victory Suite 6.

Tal-Vitorja is named after the church known as Tal-Vitorja which lies 500 meters, a 2-minute walk from Palazzino Nina. The present church was built around 1685, its exact date is not known. The facade is quite plain except for the upper layer which includes some carving adoring the statue of the Immaculate Conception. In 1866 the adjacent bell tower by Michaelangelo Sapiano was added. Sapiano was a renowned Maltese clock maker and inventor born in Mqabba in 1826. This bell can be seen from a close range when standing the spacious private external terrace of the suite. In addition, the south side of the church has 3 upper windows which lightens up the interior of the church and a doorway in the middle.

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Church dedicated to Our Lady of Victory, Qormi Malta

The church houses a number of paintings amongst which is the main painting depicting the birth of Mary by Giuseppe Cali but which was unfortunately unprofessionally restored in the past. The painting is adorned by numerous carvings. Cali’s painting replaced the one which dated back to the 17th century likely to be the work of Lucas Garnier.

The church has four side alters two on each side dedicated to Saint Roch, Saint Leonard, Saint Paul and the Assumption of Mary, in remembrance of the four original churches that stood in the area around the present church and which were all demolished in the 16th century. In fact, in Middle Ages, the Medieval church stood were the present church stands and it was dedicated to the Assumption of Mary. It is recorded that the church also had a cemetery. At the time the church was cared for by the Cassar family notably by Jacob who ensured that the annual feast is celebrated with the Eucharist and the vespers. A change took place between 1575 and 1588 and the church was rededicated to Our Lady of Victory in order to commemorate the victory of The Great Siege of Malta (1565) and the so-called Second Siege, The Second World War (1942) as it was believed that the intercession of the Virgin Mary brought victory in both Sieges.

Great Siege
Fresco of a Map of The Great Siege (1565)
WW II
Operation Pedestal - Santa Marija Convoy (1942)

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Executive Suite - Tal-Vitorja / The Victory Suite 6.
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Executive Suite - Tal-Vitorja / The Victory Suite 6.
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Executive Suite - Tal-Vitorja / The Victory Suite 6. - Spacious Private Terrace at Night
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Executive Suite - Tal-Vitorja / The Victory Suite 6. - Spacious Private Terrace at Night
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Executive Suite - Tal-Vitorja / The Victory Suite 6. - Private Ensuite Bathroom
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Executive Suite - Tal-Vitorja / The Victory Suite 6. - Private Ensuite Bathroom
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Executive Suite - Tal-Vitorja / The Victory Suite 6. - Branded Towelling
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Executive Suite - Tal-Vitorja / The Victory Suite 6. - View from Room
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Executive Suite - Tal-Vitorja / The Victory Suite 6.