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Address: Lascaris Ditch, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT2000, Malta
Phone Number: +356 2180 0992
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The Lascaris War Rooms consist of an underground complex of tunnels and...

The Lascaris War Rooms consist of an underground complex of tunnels and chambers that housed the War Headquarters from where the defence of Malta was conducted during the Second World War.This secret complex contained operations rooms for each of the fighting services from where not only the air defence of Malta was coordinated, but also some of the greatest battles fought in the Mediterrean during the war. In July 1943, the Lascaris War Rooms served as the advance headquarters for the Invasion of Sicily (Operation Husky)by Generals Eisenhower, Montgomery, Alexander and Clark and Air Marshal Tedder and Admiral Cunningham. It went on being used under different forms by both the British services and Nato up to 1977.

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Fantastic

Fantastic this area of history. Everything is kept in optimal conditions, reprezintand even during periods of greatness, weather in the mists of time. Pășind corridors, stairs... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic this area of history. Everything is kept in optimal conditions, reprezintand even during periods of greatness, weather in the mists of time. Pășind corridors, stairs, looking among the battlements feel that breathing time thrill.

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Thank Eu V
Essex, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Initially a bit ambivalent about whether I wanted to go to this, my boyfriend said it would be interesting so for 15 euros each we went on a guided tour of the war rooms, conducted by a passionate and informed guide. This was followed by a brief tour of the cannon area by the guy who fired the gun at... More 

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Milnthorpe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very thought provoking ad atmospheric. We missed the guided tour but were given handsets which provided details of the exhibits in several languages

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A place of historic and present importance with kind and professional staff. We were touched by the pride over their people and history and impressed by their knowledge.

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want to experience and interested in what the officers felt during the second world war, controlling the mediterranean during that time and the maltese people, this is one of the places you must visit.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My top tip is to make sure that if you ask for directions that you are not sent off towards the war museum in the opposite direction! We walked up stairs in the heat only to have to come down again the other side. Very knowledgeable guide as the other reviews have said.

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Mario F, Owner at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for visiting the Lascaris War Rooms. Yes unfortunately there are still cretins in Malta who despite being born and bred here still give wrong directions to tourists out of sheer personal ignorance about heritage sites and attractions. My full apologies for that. Next time round your best bet is to get to the Upper... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting and a great way to learn about Malta's significant part in WW2. A bit complicated to find but just follow the maze of signs as this gem is hidden deep inside the fortress walls. Let the guides show you around. It's much more interesting that way.

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Thank Jeffrey M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After the Gun Salute I headed here. It's a longer walk than I expected (only a couple of minutes mind). It's small. Cool and a nice break from the sun. Lots of history here. Your presented with a hand held electronic device, which is your guide. You swipe the device on the wall of different numbers as you freely explore... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellent film at the beginning which gave you a good idea of the battle on Malta, recently opened so not crowded, you really had a feel of what it must have been like

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York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of these rooms was brought to life by our guide who was passionate on his subject and full of knowledge. These rooms played a vital part in the war effort and the story of the people who made it all happen and the circumsatnces in which they toiled was both fascinating and humbling

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