Birzebbugia - Water Polo Pitch and Pretty Bay live camBirzebbugia, view of Water Polo Pitch and Pretty Bay

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    • 1 week ago
    • Capture Sam

    8aug18--Other than the builders/workers today was the first time I viewed folks sitting on " The most artistic public bench in Europe " . It looked like a family of 7 or 8 with a baby stroller and the kids seemed to like trying different positions. Fantastic. EnJoy EnJoy

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • alan slade

    had a look at night more than once and still the same drab bit of brown wood Capture Sam

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • J.C. Borg

    I have just been near the Water Polo Pitch, there was someone in the water, some people in the restaurant, OK.
    But I also saw a lot of unfinished work. Why?? Seems that the organizers are in disagreement what to do next.

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • Capture Sam

    26jul18--The Snake has now been put back together and there seems to be lighting fixtures now. ( gotta remember to look at night ) . EnJoy EnJoy

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    alan slade. it's artwork in I believe the form of a snake and doubles up as seating. if you click on their logo I'm sure that they will explain all. gan canny tho'

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • Capture Sam

    17jul18--Over one million hits, fantastic. Pool and Snake are looking great. Thank You to our hosts, Birzebbuga Aquatic & Sports Club & Thomas Smith Co. Insurance Agency & Malta Freeport Senoir Team Sponsor. EnJoy EnJoy

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    • 1 month ago
    • alan slade

    Joseph its great to see the pool in use again cant wait to visit it in August But I have to ask what is it with great big lump of Brown Wood that is if it is wood .it just does not seem be of any purpose and it takes up so much space Alan

  • avatar
    • 3 months ago
    • Medrado Calasans

    Pool on a Sunday afternoon!
    Nice!
    I'd like to be there!!

  • avatar
    • 3 months ago
    • Capture Sam

    27may18--Joanne Dawson, What a great view, pardon me if I am not correct, Viewing here now makes you appreciate what you recall now from your early years. Any chance of you having photographs from that time? That would be a great upload into photos. __ The pool is being used , lessons and training from what I observed so far. Has anybody else noticed that the pool at night vanishes? EnJoy EnJoy

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    • 3 months ago
    • Joanne Dawson

    Spent much of my childhood in a little apartment right where this camera is situated, adore the place. Going back in two weeks so hope the sun comes out ✈️☀️☀️

  • avatar
    • 3 months ago
    • Anton Izzo

    Well it seems that the pool is filled enough thanks God. Now can somebody tell me if it can be used by Saturday, i'm desperate can't wait.

  • avatar
    • 3 months ago
    • Tim King

    Let's have a little competition - Guess the volume of the pool.
    I'm going for 1732.5 cubic metres.

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    • 3 months ago
    • Capture Sam

    16may18-- Thanks you George Farrugia, DaveS, and Joseph, for the first hand information. What's the cubic metres of water to fill this beautiful pool? Looks topped off today, ready for use very soon, exciting.

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    • 3 months ago
    • Joseph

    A cafeteria, where one can enjoy hot/cold beverages and snacks overlooking the pool is scheduled to open by end May.

Birzebbugia - Water Polo Pitch and Pretty Bay

Although quite small, Birżebbuġa is a stunning holiday destination in the heart of the Maltese Pretty Bay (Bajja Sabiha); it is visited by many tourists who appreciate its sea and fantastic hinterland enriched by four valleys Wied Dalam, Wied Zembaq, Wied Qoton and Wied Buni boasting a variety of olive trees, Birżebbuġa has been famous over the centuries for the cultivation of olives still keeping the local economy very strong; its name confirms this since it is said to derive from the combination between 'Bir', meaning 'well' and 'żebbuġa', meaning 'olives'.

Birżebbuġa's man-made large sandy beach played an important role only in more recent years, the bay has been artificially filled with sand in occasion of the works for the construction of the Malta Freeport (Port Ħieles Ta' Malta), the sand collected from the seabed has turned a desolate rocky coast into a wonderful bay; however, the Malta Freeport and the uninterrupted coming and going of cargo vessels have partly destroyed Birżebbuġa's scenic views but didn't make it less attractive under other point of views, there are amazingly relaxing places, green areas, splendid beaches and crystal sea water, ideal conditions for all types of water sports, a variety of attractions such as the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows (1909, Parroċċa Marija Addolorata), St George's Church (1683, Knisja ta 'San Ġorġ), a modern seaside promenade, fashion clubs, high quality restaurants, a number of fortifications such as Fort St. Lucian (Torri ta' San Lucjan, 17th century), Ferretti Coastal Battery (Il-Qajjenza) or the so-called 'Birżebbuġa entrenchments' dating back to the Knights of St. John and plenty of evidence of the earliest Phoenician settlement, the Neolithic and Bronze Ages, the Romans; its archaeological importance has made it very popular in the world especially for the caves of Għar Ħasan and Għar Dalam, and the Borġ in Nadur Temple, moreover the whole beach is surrounded by a lovely scenery made up of modern buildings and high quality facilities which increase its charm and beauty.

Today Birżebbuġa is also undertaking in an ambitious as well as realistic project that, after having faced bureaucratic problems, has finally started, this project concerns the construction of a modern and competitive waterpolo pitch and club house (Water Polo Pitch in Birżebbuġa, Il-Pitch tal-waterpolo ta' Birzebbugia), a large structure (33x25 mtrs) built above the current waterline, an excellent and funny opportunity for children, sports enthusiasts as well as elderly and disabled persons.

The area involved has been strongly influenced by the building of Malta Freeport, in order to accomodate its large ships, extensive dredging works have been made and deepen the seabed in the centre of the bay so that most of this sand was pumped onto the shoreline, thus forming a sandy beach and resulting in the lowering of the seabed and a less circulation of the water within the pool, the extremely stagnant and noxious water has so prevented any possible kind of competitive matches; as a consequence the number of visitors went drastically down and the Aquatic & Sports Club's financial resources, intended to maintain it in operational state, became fewer; over the years the situation has changed, the works finally started and a new Water Polo Pitch will be soon up and running again.

Cam on-line since: 01/18/2014