Urban Conservation Area: Lija
Lija is a small village located approximately in the centre of Malta. In Lija one can find a marvellous baroque parish church and not less than seven other small chapels. The parish church is dedicated to Our Saviour. Lija became a parish back in the year 1594, after the small community detached itself from neighbouring village B'kara. Lija is mostly renowned for its marvellous fireworks shows the attracts thousands of local and foreign people during the festa period held in the first week of August. Lija also won international pyrotechnic competition, and annually participates and wins prestigious prizes in the Malta International Fireworks festival is a yearly attraction for local and foreign fireworks enthusiasts. At Lija one finds several old House of Character and large Citrus gardens. One of the main attractions of this village is the unique Belveder Tower. The official University Residence of the University of Malta is also situated in this village.