We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: St. Elmo Pl., Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number: 226400
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 108 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Most recent review
St. Elmo's Hidden (??) Footpath

Fort St. Elmo's was/is closed due to renovations, but it's still possible to view this magnificent structure from the seaside footpath that snakes around its outer perimeter. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
starlightShanghai
,
Victoria, Canada
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Victoria, Canada
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
58 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fort St. Elmo's was/is closed due to renovations, but it's still possible to view this magnificent structure from the seaside footpath that snakes around its outer perimeter. I followed this path on several occasions and never saw another person. It could be that most visitors don't know this path even exists. The footpath offers great views of the sea and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pelhrimov, Czech Republic
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
47 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Was closed for renovation during our first and second visit to Valletta so cannot say much about it, from the outside it looks really beautiful and impressive. The renovation seems to be going fast so hopefully the fortress will be open to public again soon.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London
Top Contributor
310 reviews 310 reviews
76 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

You will come across this Fort on your walk around Valetta's waterfront. This was closed for renovation on our last visit, and was covered in tarpaulins.. but this time, it was uncovered.. and beautiful. The renovation looks amazing, and made for wonderful photos. Sadly, the fort itself was closed when we went past. so we shall visit again.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Haz-Zebbug, Malta
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We enjoyed the guided tour to this Fort , guides were very detailed in explaining and recounting the history . Area is undergoing restoration but most of it had been already restored , may I say to very High levels . All the gate money from the guided tours is going to its restoration , so go get a bit... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Part of any visit to Birgu, but unfortunately it is closed for renovations so you only get to see it from the outside.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
460 reviews 460 reviews
287 attraction reviews
255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We admired this fort as our cruise ship entered Valletta and slowly made its way past to dock. It looked magnificent but we were told it was only opened [partially] on the weekends and therefore we could not visit. But if the inside is anything like the outside, it would be well and truly worth a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
uk
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It's currently closed, so don't expect to go inside. However, the roughly hewn sandstone walls attest to the power of the building. It once dominated, along with its sister forts, the entrance to the Grand Harbour.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
39 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Even if closed off for renovations it is an imposing structure and great to see the backdrop And setting for many films. It can also be viewed when you take a cruise of 9 harbours of Malta giving a view from the sea.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sofia, Bulgaria
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
94 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Fort looks very beautiful and interesting, but unfortunately it is closed for restoration. I was looking forward to this visit, 'cause I'm a huge fan of Game of thrones, which first season is shot here, but was quite dissapointed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Poznan, Poland
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The fort as other forts is great fro the outside, it is a shame you can not see it in the inside. But the views around are great. The fort is under constraction ight now, maybe they will open it some day for visitors.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Fort St. Elmo also viewed

 
Valletta, Island of Malta
Valletta, Island of Malta
 

Been to Fort St. Elmo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Fort St. Elmo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?