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Fort St. Elmo

St. Elmo Pl., Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Ranked #22 of 35 Attractions in Valletta
Type: Military Bases/ Facilities, Military Museums, Cultural
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Poznan, Poland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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.

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Southampton
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My husband thought this was an excellent museum, it is being re-located into Fort St Elmo at present. The Maltese had a terrible time during the second world war. Their life and experiences are well told with displays, video presentations and many medals on display, with stories of brave soldiers, sailors and airmen at that time. We met several people... More

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Sydney
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This impressive sandstone fortress greets you as you sail into Valetta harbour. This fort withstood intense fighting during the great siege in 1565. It is now home to Malta's police academy and the National War Museum.

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Kamsack, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

sorry gates closed and restoration going on while i was there so missed the exploration but looks incredible

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Built by the Order of St John back in the 1500s, this fort was the site of the siege by the Ottoman Empire. While the Fort fell, it allowed enough reinforcements to repel the Turks in what is now called the Great Siege. Walking along this fort, its amazing to see how quiet it is now, compared to what must... More

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Valletta, Malta
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81 reviews 81 reviews
26 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Visited during the Malta Design Week. I look forward to Fort St. Elmo being open to visitors on a more regular basis—it's unclear whether that is currently the case. In any case, the restoration work is superb. A beautiful blend of old and modern. Prosit!

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Helsinki, Finland
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133 reviews 133 reviews
98 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Fort St. Elmo is arguably the most impenetrable fort in the word. Designed and proved never to surrender in any war against enormous odds since AD. Functional form is never as beautiful as with this one. I cannot wait for 2018 but plan a sneak review in 2015 to see how the renovation in progressing in this very tip of... More

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Floriana, Malta
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Those cruise passengers who enter Malta's Grand Harbour need to pass around the break water. However at the tip of the capital city Valletta lies one of the strongest fortresses built by the Knights of Malta. This centuries old almost intact still standing fortress guarded the Grand Harbour at the time of sailing ships, but was also utilised by the... More

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west yorkshire
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This huge, impressove fortification is being renovated at be moment. I think it will be some time before its ready to open to the public.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

So much work is being carried out on these historic monuments all over the island to bring them to back life and maintain them authentically. Please keep supporting them!

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