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Saluting Battery

Battery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1220, Malta
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Surprisingly loud

Get up to the top about 5 mins before to get a position on the front of the railings. The guard... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
RufusBrisbane
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An excellent piece of history

The Saluting Battery displays Malta's proud military tradition, showing the various artillery... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kieran P
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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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Battery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1220, Malta
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Get up to the top about 5 mins before to get a position on the front of the railings. The guard takes his time preparing it then stands and holds the string until the music stops. He then yells out and pulls the trigger. Great...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Saluting Battery displays Malta's proud military tradition, showing the various artillery pieces used in the island's defence and providing a fantastic view over The Grand Harbour. A gun salute is carried out at 1200 and 1600 where the time of day is marked by...More

Thank Kieran P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We watched the noon gun firing, then paid 15 euro to have a guided tour of the tunnels under the battery and surrounding area, which only opened last year. At nearly 2 hours, and with a small group of 5 this was very interesting. The...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Watching the actors in period uniform “fire” a cannon is a reasonable way to spend a few minutes in Valletta, and it certainly makes a loud bang. The “tour” isn’t really a tour as such, but the actors were pleasant and happy to field questions....More

Thank JandLillyn
Reviewed 1 week ago

The artillery battery was introduced in the 16th century during the Great Siege of Malta as a defense from the Ottoman army and their artillery forces. Today, it is a great tourist attraction, especially at noon or four PM when gun salutes are fired.

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Normally they fire the cannons at four but didn’t due to a fancy expensive wedding having booked the venue. We did see the stunning harbour views from here and they are the best views in all of Valletta right here!

1  Thank canuckcarolyn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the visit. It was very busy and you had to get there early but it was well worth the wait.

Thank machetegirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is viewed from the gardens above giving a great view of the Grand Harbour. The firing of the noon day gun is a great experience and done with a polished performance by those who relive the moment.

Thank Ed A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You might find it interesting. I believe saluting battery ia a tourist attraction mainly for children.

Thank T0urist7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's nice to see the Cannon shot at noon or 16 at the saluting battery, there is a small guided tour included in the visit (3 euros) which is quite interesting. The special visit of the word war II tunnels was very good, the guided...More

Thank Chantal M
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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
20 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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Lizzyl75
16 April 2016|
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Response from DAHOTM | Reviewed this property |
Agree with all the above. Just turn up and enjoy the free show.
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