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n.1.(Fort.) A low outwork before a bastion or ravelin, consisting of two lines of rampart parallel to the faces of the bastion, and protecting them from a breaching fire.
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lormu Cassar, St James Counterguard, Valletta (with access from the Valletta Bus Terminus or from Girolamo Cassar Avenue) between 09:30 and 12:30, excluding bank and public holidays.
3) The reconstruction and the restoration of the Northern route's curtain walls, bulwarks, ravelins and counterguards is treated by the local authorities - for financial reasons - as a separate phase and was realized in 2012.