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Saluting Battery

Closes in 23 min: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The loading and firing of the noon day gun takes about five minutes, but it is very popular so get... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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A must to see. Every day at 4pm there is a display and talk before the gun salute. You are able to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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The Saluting Battery is one of Malta's most vibrant visitor attractions where history is brought to life daily! Located high along Valletta's eastern historic ramparts it enjoys unrivalled spectacular views of the Grand Harbour and its surrounding...more
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Battery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1220, Malta
+356 2122 5277
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The loading and firing of the noon day gun takes about five minutes, but it is very popular so get a space along the guard rail early. Loud bang

Thank 147mattc
Reviewed 3 days ago

A must to see. Every day at 4pm there is a display and talk before the gun salute. You are able to get up close and touch the guns and learn of the history

Thank Graeme B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An amazing moment of history which I feel honoured to witness, it’s a great experience and I recommend it to anyone. I didn’t go to the extended tour as I didn’t have time but I will do it when I return.

Thank Juicy-Loop
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were there on Remembrance Saturday. Witnessing the 7 Gun salute was very humbling. Lest We Forget.

Thank GarethC66
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

For a measly 3 euros you can watch the pomp and ceremony close up. A ten gun salute, a fabulous viewpoint and a little bit of history thrown in...why wouldn't you. A bit crowded sometimes I understand but we went in October and had no...More

Thank profcorbett
Reviewed 1 week ago

Accessed from Upper Baraka gardens the site of the battery is well worth a visit. There are about ten cannon on display and one is fired each day at noon , with full military ceremony. The noise is extremely loud, so imagine what any invader...More

Thank 654GregP654
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The saluting battery is a Valletta tradition that I was not going to leave off our itinerary during our family holiday. If you want a guaranteed view, I'd recommend paying for a ticket to be able to observe from the inside, as opposed to the...More

Thank TimeaRose
Reviewed 1 week ago

Because who doesn't enjoy having holy hell scared out of them once or twice a day? The surprise was so fun each time

Thank kcoers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ceremonial part is pretty cool to watch and just imagine what it would have been like for passing ships. Get there a bit early if you want to get some good pictures. (15-20mins should do)

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to go down the stairs from the gardens to have a close up look at the cannons. We had the audio guidance which gave a comprehensive story of this muesem. The salute was well coordinated and the staff were helpful answering any questions...More

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26 February 2018|
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Response from MaltaBound | Reviewed this property |
I would NOT get tickets. I did and the view at ground level was obstructed by some tall people in front if us. There is a narrow sidewalk people stand to watch, therefore, you could be blocked like I was. All of my pics... More
Daphne S
5 July 2017|
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Response from Dromod | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is - just take your time - there are steps but nothing too difficult.
James J
21 July 2016|
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Response from missvivvy | Reviewed this property |
Both times of the day 12:00 and 16:00hrs . You don't book just turn up and watch the firing 💣💣 boom !!!!