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Saluting Battery

Battery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1220, Malta
+356 2122 5277
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Superb insight, and worth donating

Originally just watched the battery shot @ noon from the walls and then visited the battery later... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
NikJ
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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Great For Any Age

This is all run by volunteers and well worth the visit great for young and old. At 3 Euros a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ann A
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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 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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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“big bang” (35 reviews)
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Battery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1220, Malta
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+356 2122 5277
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"big bang"
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"same level"
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"upper barrakka gardens"
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"gun salute"
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"war tunnels"
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"guided tour"
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"mid day"
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"takes place"
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"small fee"
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"lascaris war rooms"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Originally just watched the battery shot @ noon from the walls and then visited the battery later in the week. The history and insight was fascinating.. and worth the extra donation to visit at the level of the cannon

Thank NikJ
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is all run by volunteers and well worth the visit great for young and old. At 3 Euros a bargain!

Thank Ann A
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Been to delightful Malta many, many times but never before to the saluting battery. Guess who had to stand nearest to the enormous cannon as it fires the noon salute! Lovely traditional ceremony worth being a part of.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely nostalgic place my dad was here in the war so had a personal interest, the gardens are small but lovely and the views excellent, this is a must visit if visiting Valletta and stay for 1200 or 1600 to see the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You get a great view of Valletta’s Grand Harbour from the terrace above the gun battery but if you can get there around 12:00 midday (ideally 11:40 if you want a good view, it gets very crowded) you have the added bonus of seeing (and...More

Thank Stuart G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We timed our visit to the Upper Barrakka gardens to see the salute at 4pm. You don't have to pay but you have the option of paying 3 euros to go downstairs and stand alongside the cannon.

Thank LAW64
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked to do the War HQ tunnel tour, which is highly recommended, and this was followed by a visit to the Saluting Battery to see the mid-day canon fired. Our guide for both was Jean, and incredibly smiley and personable guy dressed in a...More

Thank Irayna O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is definitely worth the €3 to go and watch the cannons being fired from the saluting battery and to help keep this tradition going. We watched the firing of one cannon and then went back on 7.4.18 to watch them fire all 8. After...More

Thank Sarah N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came across this by coincidence but I am glad we saw it. There is a nice introduction into the history of the salute which starts at 12 midday. My suggestion is to get there at least 20 minutes earlier to get a nice viewing...More

Thank Dushy73
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We actually stumbled upon this place whilst visiting the Upper Barrakka Gardens. We paid €3 to wander around the Saluting Battery and learn about the history of the place. You can view the cannons and also the great views looking over the Grand Harbour. If...More

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vanessa031
26 February 2018|
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Response from alanpunter | Reviewed this property |
this is a free attraction. twice a day 1200 .4pm. .if you have tickets for the Lascaris room euro 3. then you can watch the service from the levels that the guns are on . ie up close. its very loud. not sure what you mean... More
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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.
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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 !!!!
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