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Fort St. Elmo

St. Elmo Pl., Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
226400
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Ranked #25 of 33 attractions in Valletta
Type: Military Museums, Military Bases/ Facilities
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Valletta, Malta
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75 reviews 75 reviews
23 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
98 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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 attraction reviews
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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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Dublin, Ireland
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131 reviews 131 reviews
70 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Having viewed it from Tigne Point in Sliema, across Marsamxett harbour, we decided to walk around by the fortress after our visit to the Carmelite Church, whose dome predominates the skyline from this point. See attached photo of fort & bridge / breakwater from Tigne Point. Built in the 16th century, Fort St. Elmo held out for 28 days against... More

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Tortona, Italy
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921 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

During my visit to Valletta I tried in vain to visit the Fort but unfortunately it was closed, I had the pleasure to admire it from the outside and from different points of view. The structure is imperious, colossal, beautiful and well-preserved, placed in a perfect location, to take pictures all around it. Also from here you have a stunning... More

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Wales
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20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This museum tells the story of Malta through W.W.2. There are plenty of artifacts, all well labeled. You walk through a time-line dated on the floor. Because of the British navies involvement in the island, there is good documentation of this. A good place to be on a over hot day, or even a rainy one. The whole thing would... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I really rated this museum as it put a great deal of history surrounding Malta into context. Great to view The George Cross awarded to the island in WW 2. There was a great deal of info about both World Wars Good mix of military & civilian historical perspective

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London, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

My advice for anyone going to look at the forts in Valletta (which have an amazing history and are very impressive), is wait for a few years until the renovations are finished.

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