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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 #17 of 33 attractions in Valletta
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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... more » 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. « less
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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Lausanne, Switzerland
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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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California
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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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

I have taken a few groups to see this show. It is definitely the best introduction to Malta. I have seen in around 4 times and each time I like it more! It is action packed, and there is nothing like it available. It is a shame you cannot purchase the production, as I believe that to date there has... More

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Fochabers, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

in the 45 minute film you get a great sense of the history of valletta. being in a small shopping centre with lifts and escalators the cinema was up some stairs so not disabled friendly.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

In 45 minutes you get taste of Valletta's birth, success, destruction and re birth. Excellent production.

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Weymouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Great film but the cinema is up a flight of stairs on the top floor of the shopping complete not very disabled friendly thus the slightly reduced score otherwise excellent worth seeing

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AlexisCallus1, Manager at Valletta Living History, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback on our attraction. I would like to confirm that the Embassy Complex is accessible to all. The area from the box office to the theater also has a separate lift available aside from access via stairs. The theater also has a reserved area for wheelchair users in order to ensure access to all. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

stopped during a cruise and it was great. must see the grotto caves. very cheap- 8 euros per person for the ride during the summer you must swim . the water is tranparent and beautiful main street in valletta has very good shopping. we bought a bulgari watch and cigars. prices were much cheaper than in the other cities. plus... More

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