Due to its unique beauty and popularity, the arch has been featured in the films Clash of the Titans and The Count of Monte Cristo. It was also featured in HBO’s television show Game of Thrones.
The arch is a very popular tourist attraction, but it is fragile. It may only have a few years left standing. Authorities in Malta have warned people not to stand too close to this structure or walk on it for fear that it may collapse. A partial collapse of the arch occurred in April 2012, which widened it on its left side. When the center portion collapses and eventually falls into the sea, the structure will be renamed the Azure Pinnacle.
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