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Fortifications Interpretation Centre - Fortifications Interpretation Centre

St. Mark street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2122 8594
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Great scene setter

A gem of a find ...thank you fellow TripAdvisor for the recommendation. Excellent overview of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
higgybear67
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Sutton, United Kingdom
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Simply stunning

You have to stop here and gaze at the enormous walls to realize what kind of battles where... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Matthijs J
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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St. Mark street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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+356 2122 8594
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A gem of a find ...thank you fellow TripAdvisor for the recommendation. Excellent overview of the history of the fortification of Malta, starting from the Bronze Age and ending with the Second World War, with particular emphasis on the period of the Knights of Malta....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to stop here and gaze at the enormous walls to realize what kind of battles where necessary to ensure the safety of Valetta. Simply stunning!

Thank Matthijs J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I should have gone to this Centre very early on in my holiday in Malta. It is such a well presented analysis of fortifications of many kinds, and how and why Malta contains such a vast array of defensive structures and systems. It really helps...More

Thank Glenn S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of good good museums in Valletta but The Fortress Builders was a favorite. It's content is well explain, exhibits described well, nicely crafted models and interesting artifacts. The view from the centre's rooftop terrace is not to be missed If you have time ,...More

Thank Beina1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need to visit this spot to realize the historical importance of the island and its history. Beautiful photo opportunities.

Thank JohnColo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lesson of the fascinating history of Malta. It is especially interesting for those who visit Vallette with their children.

Thank T0urist7
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

There are many good museums in Valletta and elsewhere in Malta but The Fortress Builders was one of our favourites. It's content is well curated, exhibits described with intelligently written text, nicely crafted models and interesting artifacts. Don't miss the view from the centre's rooftop...More

Thank TorontoFS
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

See how the fortifications are built...this is an excellent learning place, even for kids. The displays are well done and you could spend a day here if inclined. Valletta is a unique place, and the interpretation centre is the best place to learn how it...More

Thank Xemx01
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Walk around the fortress to find beautiful spots, quit places, and learn about the history of the island

Thank khuncharlie1
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Somewhat hidden away near the Valletta terminal of the Sliema-Valletta ferry, this large, free facility does a great job explaining Malta's history of fortifications from Megalithic era to the twentieth century. Views from rooftop an added bonus.

Thank Donal M
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Opening Hours: In Summer: Monday to Friday from 9:00-13:00                                                 Tuesday and Thursday open till 16:00 In Winter: Monday to Friday 10:00-16:00... More
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