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Lascaris War Rooms

Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2180 0992
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Ranked #2 of 35 Attractions in Valletta
Type: Military Museums
Owner description: The Lascaris War Rooms consist of an underground complex of tunnels and chambers that housed the War Headquarters from where the defence of Malta was... more » Owner description: The Lascaris War Rooms consist of an underground complex of tunnels and chambers that housed the War Headquarters from where the defence of Malta was conducted during the Second World War.This secret complex contained operations rooms for each of the fighting services from where not only the air defence of Malta was coordinated, but also some of the greatest battlesfought in the Mediterrean during the war. « less
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Fife, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

A bit awkward to find in Valletta but well worth the search, this is a gem. Under the Upper Barrakka Gardens and accessed from the bottom of the road to the Castille, the one hour guided tour costs just 10 euros (8 if you are over 60) and even better value with the package deal that takes in other wartime... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Anyone who loves Malta and wants to know why every Maltese child learns about Operation Pedastel or,as they call it,the Santa Marija convoy,needs to seek out these secret underground passages and hear from the truly outstanding guide.Here the UK tried to defend Malta in those dark days when hurricanes and,later,spitfires fought off the Italians then the Germans from three airfields.As... More

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Valletta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed re-living history by visiting these War Rooms - the guide was very, very informative and we were given the opportunity to ask as many questions and take as many photos :-) Really worth a visit.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

absolutely stunning experience. They have made grate restoration and they manage to give the visitor the feeling of the old times.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

It seemed to be a hard place to find. Following signs from Valletta, it leads to the Barraka Gardens, you then need to go through Maltese government building to get to the War Rooms and sometimes the signs disappeared! Better signage would be appreciated. The War Rooms themselves were important to see for their historical significance. It was good to... More

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norfolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Hard to find and weird entrance but well worth the effort. Guide brings history to life and very knowledgeable. Each room represents a different time period. Discovered how important Malta was in the war and was amased!

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Mario F, Owner at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

TinyNorfolk, Thank you for the comment and visit. Indeed, the Lascaris War Rooms ar a bit tucked away but that is due to their very nature being a secret underground military headquarters. We are glad that you found your visit worthwhile. Mario Farrugia More

Hounslow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Malta at war ,the fight for survival, the importance of the island as a thorn in the side of the axis alliance in the obstruction of supplies to Rommel’s army in Africa , for without fuel, ammunition etc their defeat was just a matter of time. The live presentation that is given by the guide, covers aspects of individuals who... More

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Mario F, Owner at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

BobbyHounslow, Thank youf or your kind comments and visit. We are glad that you have found the Lascaris War Rooms of interest and that you were satisfied with our service. Please do come again. Mario Farrugia More

Penrith, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Very happy with this tour that highlighted the role played in WW2 by these underground rooms preserved as they were at the time. Eisenhower plotted the invasion of Sicily from here and the RAF fighter controllers ran the air war. My only gripe is that the Government of Malta seem to be trying to airbrush the war out of anything... More

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Mario F, Owner at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Emeraldcassan, Thank you for your visit and comment. At FWA we do our best to keep history and tradition alive. next time in Malta do re-visit this site as we are opening more underground space and also our other attractions the Saluting Battery in Valletta, the Malta at war Museum in Vittoriosa (Birgu) and Fort Rinella in Kalkara). Mario Farrugia More

Douglas, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The actual War rooms were very good and the guide explained all aspects of what happened there. It is a bit of a trek to actually get to them especially if you approach down from the Upper Barracka gardens, there is still a fair walk back into town if you go the other way, but to find out what Malta... More

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Mario F, Owner at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Manxie, Thank you for your comment and visit. Indeed, reaching the Lascaris War Rooms from inside Valletta takes a bit of a walk down a lot of steps but there is another route which is easier from the Valletta Bus station - before entering the city turn right and head towards St. James Ditch into Ganado Gardens also known as... More

Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Visited this attraction with friends who hadn't been there before. Disappointed that they are charging normal price for entry when so much of the war rooms are closed for renovations. Wouldn't consider returning until all renovations are completed.

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Mario F, Owner at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Aussie1006, Thank you for your comment and for visiting. We are deeply saddened by your comment. You may wish to know that the whole War Headquarters complex covers nothing less than 28,000 square meters all underground. This tunnel complex was abandoned more than 40 years ago and it is being gradually restored by the Malta Heritage Trust piece by piece.... More

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