The Sheer Bastion
Set atop Senglea’s centuries-old bastions within the Cugo Gran Maċina Grand Harbour, The Sheer Bastion, from its defensive and naval origins, is today, a venue for celebrations that go down in history.
Unparalleled panoramic views from the historic waters-edge building of the Grand Harbour and Birgu City give way to stunning sunsets, exquisite firework displays and illuminated views of the cities. The venue itself has an elaborate story to tell with unique, architectural features beautifully illuminated by state of the art lighting. This is truly a stunning venue in which to celebrate an illic event.
An iconic venue
The Sheer Bastion and Maċina below form part of the fortifications of Senglea, which were built by The Knights of St. John in 1554, before the Great Siege of Malta. The name ‘Maċina’ itself comes from ‘macchina’ a machine used to hoist and
fit masts on galleys. The venue and its’ surroundings swell with history and are proud to be a tentative UNESCO World Heritage Site.