The bastion was built by the Venetian architect Giovanni
Sammianelli between 1550-1559.
its triangular design it is one of the good examples of military
architecture. In its vaulted chambers there are chimneys for
gunpowder smoke to escape and for ventilation to take place.
its walls there are niches for gunpowder barrels and cannon
balls. When commander Martinengo, the popular commander of
the Venetian reinforcement troops to Cyprus, dies on the way,
he is brought to Cyprus and his name is given to this bastion.