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Address: Battery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1220, Malta
Phone Number:
+356 2122 5277
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Saluting Battery is one of Malta's most vibrant visitor attractions...

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 fortified towns. It is also perhaps the oldest saluting battery still in operation anywhere in the world. Here one can see a fully restored gun powder magazine, an artillery side-arm store, a handsome collection of original muzzle-loading artillery , ammunition and equipment and get a close-look at the saluting guns. The battery is equipped with audio-guides but guided torus in English are also available three times a day at 11.00, 12.30 And 15.00Hrs.

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If you're in Valletta this is a must.

A worthwhile experience. Get there early to get a place at the front for the noon gun, otherwise you won't see anything.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Helen B
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A worthwhile experience. Get there early to get a place at the front for the noon gun, otherwise you won't see anything.

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We paid to go down and got a good explanation of the history & how's & whys by very knowledgeable men in uniform, and an up close view so great photo's too!! Unlike those who stood above on the balcony. Well kept area, informative displays of interesting objects and history of Malta explained around the area and rooms off with... More 

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Thank Scumblebunny
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The saluting battery is worth a watch as they give you a lot of information regarding it's history and significance. You can view it for free in a lovely setting and seeing a cannon fired isn't something you see every day!

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Thank Josie L
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We saw the cannon fired at 4PM, there was a short bit of history lesson. Takes only 10 minutes, spaces fill up quick at the upper terrace where it is free to watch.

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

At the upper barrack gardens it reminds tourists of Maltas strategic past and is a fun for kids to watch .

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were there for the 12 o'clock firing. It was very interesting/entertaining and the helpful staff are very knowledgeable

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Belgrade, Serbia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Located at Upper Barakka Gardens and with stunning view over the Grand Harbour, this place is a great reminder of old tradition and an important piece of history.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can watch the gun at 12pm and 4pm from the gardens above but it is well worth paying to get close up. We paid for entrance as part of a ticket for the tunnels and War Rooms and are so glad this was included. Later in the week,we watched from the gardens above and, although good, not a patch... More 

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Staindrop, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We always watch the midday firing of the cannon when we're in Malta, but hadn't gone downstairs for the tour and talk. It was really good. The guide was dressed in a First World War uniform and his talk was very interesting. There are other tours in the area, for example, war HQ tunnel tours and learning how to load... More 

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Greater Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get there for the firing of the midday gun. A bit of fun. There's a short explanation/tour afterwards & a couple of rooms on display.

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