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Valletta Living History

The Embassy Complex | St Lucy Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1185, Malta
00356 27220071
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Ranked #18 of 38 Attractions in Valletta
Type: Amusement
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Owner description: Valletta Living History is a 35 minute, high definition, docudrama, in the form of an audio visual show, depicting the history, culture and lifestyle of Malta and the Maltese. Re-live the arrival of Valletta’s earliest settlers; the Great Siege that erupted between the Knights of St John and the fierce Ottoman Empire; French and British rule; as well as the city’s heroic role in World War II till present day. An audiovisual spectacular, the show provides great entertainment for all the family, right in the heart of Malta’s capital city Valletta. It provides fantastic insight into the history of the capital, local culture and Maltese society, through a documentary that charts Valletta’s evolution over the centuries. Travel Back Through Time! Valletta Living History takes you on a journey through time to discover Valletta’s incredible past! This leading Maltese attraction showcases the city’s major milestones, its rich architectural heritage and the ways of life of its population at every stage of its development.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Multilingual presentation with individual headsets and multilingual controller. Excellent cinema, comfortable seating and attentive/helpful staff. Nice mix of well acted narrative and well staged re-enactments at various locations. Look out for discount vouchers found in the likes of the 'What's on in (month)' booklet and perhaps elsewhere. A little bit pricey but hey you're on holiday!

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Radlett, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This was a very informative film, taking us through the ages from theTurkish sieges to present day. A little bit cheesy at times in its delivery, the reconstructions with actors were good and relevant. Hardly anyone else in the film theatre though, so either the location (within a shopping complex in a side street) is difficult to find or the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

You'll have a good grasp of Maltese history after watching this short film. I think we were the only people in the theatre - So don't worry about crowds. It's right down the street from St. John's so you don't have to go out of your way.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We went to three audio / visual shows. This was the second show that we experienced. A short presentation (about 30 minutes or so), but with more information provided compared with the 5D show (and more focused on Valletta). Hugely overpriced. I would say that no more than 6 Euros would have been fair price. For me and my wife,... More

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Fantastic architecture and a blend of modern shops in old world settings. Lots of hostorical information and experiences. We chose the 5D experience and whilst it was reasonably interesting, we did not feel it was worth the money paid and wished we had tried one of the other attractions. Some good photo opportunities and brilliant views.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This 30 minute film tells an interesting story of Valletta's colourful history. It's also a welcome place to rest from the heat outside .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Before starting your visit to Valletta it's a good idea to see this film first. It only lasts 35 minutes but it gives you a good overview of Valletta from its beginnings until the present day : the Knights' courage facing the Turks and the courage of the Maltese people facing the bombings during the Second World War.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

An enjoyable show giving a full explanation of history from the ancient temples through modern day. Available in several languages and worth the 35 minutes to watch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Very exciting. Loved the whole experience. And well worth the price. Gives great details and it's an adventure ride of Malta's history

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Upon arriving in Valletta, we headed for the Valletta Living History first. It provided a wonderful overview of the history of the town and the Knights' experiences and was very well done. It is a film shown in a regular movie theater; we had to wait for the theater to open. The complex was very deserted on a Sunday! Highly... More

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