Holy Family Square Belvedere

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The Pictoresque view that includess Kalkara Creek along with the main entrance of Kalkara and the bastions that surrounds it can be viewed form the Holy Family Square next to Rnella Street. In the old times this square was much smaller than it is today and was nickamed ‘Liver Square’ since the villagers used to cook and sell liver in this square to collect funds for the construction of the old parish church belfry, unfortunataly the belfry suffered extensive damage during thr Second World War when the church was directly hit by an enemy bomb, the chuch was distroyed and the belfry had to be dismantled.

In this square one can find two monuments, one of which commemorates the victims of the Second World War and the other is a bust of  a local Composer Mro. Lorenzo Gonzi. Mro. Lorenzo Gonzi, lived in Kalkara and composed several important compositions for Kalkara among of which the Saint Joseph’s Antiphon and the band march ‘la Sacra Famiglia’.