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Fort St. Elmo

St. Elmo Pl., Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Ranked #22 of 33 attractions in Valletta
Type: Military Museums, Military Bases/ Facilities
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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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Dublin, Ireland
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110 reviews 110 reviews
57 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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1,054 reviews 1,054 reviews
809 attraction reviews
331 helpful votes 331 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The fort was closed while it was being rebuilt/refurbished, they expecting it to have completed the work this year but it is running behind schedule

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London, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 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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Wicklow, Ireland
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15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

After reading all about the Siege of Malta in the 16th Century when the Turks beseiged the Christian Knights of St John in St Elmo , I was very keen to see this historic sight . I braved the boiling August sun of Valetta and walked it's streets untill I stood outside the gates of the historic fort only to... More

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

The fort looks very impressive, especially from the water. It's a pity you can't go inside because of major restoration works being carried out, but the bits and pieces you can see from the outside look very promising. I would love to see the area fully restored.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This is ehy you come to Malta. The fort is a wonder and opens up a dream world for you. You expect knights to come riding around eery corner.

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