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“Step back in time” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fort St. Elmo

Fort St. Elmo
St. Elmo Pl., Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
226400
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Ranked #33 of 60 things to do in Valletta
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Durham, United Kingdom
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“Step back in time”
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

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Must visit again when renovations finished”
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.

Visited September 2013
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Wicklow, Ireland
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“Fort St. Elmo is closed down!!!”
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 find a sign saying '' Fort St Elmo is Closed''. Perhaps it will be open when i go back next time.

Visited August 2013
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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“Waiting for the restoration to finish”
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.

Visited July 2013
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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“A fortification to give you dreams.”
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.

Visited June 2013
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