Gunpowder Magazine, Silos, WWII shelters & Battery

Gunpowder Magazine, Silos, WWII shelters & Battery, Victoria

Gunpowder Magazine, Silos, WWII shelters & Battery

Gunpowder Magazine, Silos, WWII shelters & Battery
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KrisD_pl
Warsaw, Poland7,224 contributions
Jun 2019
Within the walls of the citadel, you'll find a gunpowder magazine used in the 18th century. There's also an impressive silos used for the storage of grain in the 17th century. The shelter is the "newest" - it was one of 20 built in Rabat during WWII. There are five tiny rooms and were used by some local families. When you get out from the corridor where the shelters are located, you reach a balcony with a view - former lower battery of the citadel. Generally, it's an interesting exhibit with good explanation. As I remember it was free to visit.
Written May 31, 2020
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Deborah K
Toronto, Canada184 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
This was an unexpected find while wandering the Citadel. The exhibit is immersive and informative. The video and exhibits are helpful to provide context and information about the magazine, the battery, cisterns and the unofficial shelters. Worth checking out if you're in the area and there is not an additional charge to see it. If you aren't afraid of close quarters and want a unique view, enter the cisterns. Images can't capture the experience.
Written July 3, 2019
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RopentaStones
St Helens, UK1,914 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
This doesn't seem advertised much but you will stumble across it as you wander the Cittadella. It isn't very big but has so much interesting things. The gun battery stuck out on a platform from the Cittadella...the narrow passages and old WW2 refuges...and then the walk through to the silos. So very interesting and what's more....it's free.
Written April 29, 2019
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discerningtravlar
Eastbourne, UK5 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
This is an excellent place to go as it's enjoyable and free. A young employee Preistley, who was very knowledgeable and friendly, personally told us all about the history and showed us around. His passion towards the history and the area made it interesting. I recommend! However, to reach the place you have to walk up a steep hill and loads of steps.
Written August 8, 2018
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Inutihar
Prague, Czech Republic152 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
The silos were awesome. Like a cave with echoes but so weird in a lovel way. Definitely worth to visit.The shelters are so tiny I couldn`t imagine to stay there.
Written August 5, 2018
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flaneur40
New York City, NY1,718 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
Highly recommended interior space to explore in the Citadel which has the rare benefit of being free. It should the impressive silos used to store water and grain to help villagers fed during attacks. There are also WWII shelters in there. You'll learn if you visit Valletta that Malta played a key role in the resistance against the Axis forces in WWII.
Written July 3, 2018
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pedlerpegg
Fleet, UK152 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
This was a pleasant surprise during an already interesting visit to the Citadella. Although free, a donation is expected so take some coins or small value note. Information sheets in different languages are available. The WWII shelters are unbelievably claustrophobic but the silos are amazing! There are steep stairs and a tunnel to access them but don’t miss it!
Written June 19, 2018
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GNC340
Greater London, UK26 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
You have to be prepared to walk down narrow corridors to get the gunpowder silos but it is well worth the effort.
Written June 17, 2018
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Margaret M
Nottingham, UK59 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
Again well worth a visit when visiting the Cittadella. There are guides in various languages and helpful volunteers.
Written February 24, 2018
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chriswillhelm
Barnsley, UK19 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
Positives:

- A pretty interesting however small exhibition
- You can walk into the centre of the huge silos, the pathway is very narrow, certainly not for those who are claustrophobic.
- Great view of the island

Negatives:

- The angry guy

We went into the battery and met our angry friend, who told us that the exhibition is free, however donations are welcome.

After heading half way through, I realised that I had emptied all my change in the previous museum's donation box and only had a €50 note. I tried to explain this to the angry little man (who had shut the gate forcing you to feel obliged to donate). He cut me off before I could explain and opened the gate with a very judgemental look on his face. He then muttered something under his breath in German as we left.

This upset my girlfriend and further wound me up. I was so infuriated that I went and paid for a drink at the local cafe to get change and speak to the guy again, only to return to the exhibition closed.

I am not the complaining type, but I was so enraged at how he had made us feel that I complained to the museum reps who were very understanding and offered their apologies on his behalf, they explained that he has been known to do this before. Which is why I have to give such a poor review. The man is a disgrace to the exhibition and the other staff who were all very polite and friendly people.
Written November 12, 2017
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