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Fort Bengħisa

Fort Bengħisa (il-Fortizza ta’ Bengħajsa) is a British-era fort overlooking the southern coast of Malta. It is located very close to the Freeport, overlooking the stretch of cliffs between Għar Ħasan and Wied ix-Xaqqa. Its original intention was to operate as part of other fortifications designed to protect Marsaxlokk Harbour.

The fort is surrounded by a ditch along its perimeter, and was armed with multiple large guns, even playing a part in WWII.

Today, it is in a state of neglect and part of it seems to be privately occupied.