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Saluting Battery

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great views

Well worth finding if only for the great views of harbour access to lower levels by lift nice... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Midday Gun Firing

Wonderful views over the Grand Harbour in Valletta. The gun was fired for visiting dignatories in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mike D
Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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“at noon”(186 reviews)
“big bang”(40 reviews)
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The Saluting Battery is one of Malta's most vibrant visitor attractions where history is brought to life daily! Located high along Valletta's eastern historic ramparts it enjoys unrivalled spectacular views of the Grand Harbour and its surrounding...more
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Battery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1220, Malta
+356 2122 5277
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Reviewed yesterday

Well worth finding if only for the great views of harbour access to lower levels by lift nice gardens and cafe

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Demonstration took some 10min, but there was just a single shot. Place make sure that you are there really on time. There is only less than 50 good viewing spots in front row

Thank Ilkka K
Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful views over the Grand Harbour in Valletta. The gun was fired for visiting dignatories in the past and has been revived recently. It is now fired at midday and 4pm. The young men doing the firing are dressed in Victorian uniform and are very...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Its well worth the effort to go up and see the firing of the noon day salute. The few over the harbour is excellent and its worth paying the extra to get down to the saluting platform to watch the firing. We were lucky enough...More

Thank MickGHaywardsHeath
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came upon this by chance. We were roaming around the Upper Barrack gardens and had a great look from above. Big Bang. It is fired at noon and 4 pm .this whole area is not to be missed.

Thank easterntreker
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was nice to see the cannon go off. Be prepared for a loud bang. You can see the cannon go off in the upper barrack gardens or can pay 3 euros to go down and be closer to it. The cannon goes off daily at...More

Thank JetSetter03
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited this place on Wednesday 12th Sept. We paid to go down and see the cannons where a most knowledgeable young man gave a very interesting talk. We were very impressed. Loved the firing of the cannon and then spent time in the gardens...More

Thank maureen n
Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved watching the cannons being fired very loud but great. The staff where excellent and very informative and loved what they were doing. Three euros each well worth it amazing views of the Harbour and Three Cities.

Thank Ronniefc
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed this little show. There is often a crowd so try to arrive early to get a spot. The gardens are beautiful and view amazing so you won’t regret arriving early. A must see when in Valletta.

Thank LIZandELT
Reviewed 5 days ago

Daily gun/ cannon firing Salute overlooking the harbours in Valletta taking in the spectacular views. You can see the salute from the upper gardens above but its well worth paying the small fee to go down into the battery to see the guns up close...More

Thank vernonaldensmith
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February 26, 2018|
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Response from MaltaBound | Reviewed this property |
I would NOT get tickets. I did and the view at ground level was obstructed by some tall people in front if us. There is a narrow sidewalk people stand to watch, therefore, you could be blocked like I was. All of my pics... More
Daphne S
July 5, 2017|
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Response from Dromod | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is - just take your time - there are steps but nothing too difficult.
James J
July 20, 2016|
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Response from missvivvy | Reviewed this property |
Both times of the day 12:00 and 16:00hrs . You don't book just turn up and watch the firing 💣💣 boom !!!!