What an intriguing place, 500 meters of tunnels built into the rock as an air raid shelter for the second world war.
went along on saturday 30th november at 9.30. the opening times on the board outside said it was open monday to saturday 9.0 to 3.30 but it wasnt. so we went to the tourist information just down in the square and she phoned someone who told her it wasnt opening today. so if you are planning a visit check before... More
This was the first place we visited during our stay in Mellieha. The entry is by the church up a flight of stairs with a lovely picture of a boy and cat painted onto them. The shelters were channelled by hand through the limestone by the local people, which must have been incredibly hard work. My partner used to be... More
What a fascinating place to visit and gives an insight into what the people of Malta experienced during the war. We were greeted warmly and shown some interesting artefacts and then left to wander through the tunnels which seem to go on for miles. Amazing to think that they were all dug out by hand.
This attraction is entered by some steps near the church. Many bus routes pass by and there are a number cafes on the street below. The people of Malta suffered from severe German blitzkrieg. Thousands were killed and life was veryq tough. It was fascinating to wander along these extensive tunnels,complete with maternity hospital and other poignant tableaux depicting life... More
tucked under the church is mellieha's ww2 shelters. only a couple of euros to get in and doesnt pretend to be a museum, just an example of war time shelters. an insight into how small the shelters were in height and how long. defo worth a visit if passing
2,40 for adults, 1,20 under 12 years. 500m of shelders more or less embellished. There is a lot of interresant things at the entry but after, it's poor in details. But for the price, it's correct.
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