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Saluting Battery

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Malta still fires one of the guns at the saluting battery at noon and again at four in the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
LynneG317
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A visit with a BANG!

Guides/enactors in period costumes. They explain the history well and the daily gun salutes are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dave111962
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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Malta still fires one of the guns at the saluting battery at noon and again at four in the afternoon. The whole experience is done with military precision and panache. All is explained in detail before the actual firing and you have the chance to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LynneG317
Reviewed 2 days ago

Guides/enactors in period costumes. They explain the history well and the daily gun salutes are well worth visiting for.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dave111962
Reviewed 3 days ago

Every day 2 volunteers dress up in vintage military uniforms and go through the drill of loading the gun, firing and clearing the gun. The short display is very watchable even on a coldish December day. The plea for cash to continue this was meet...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MargaretAnn
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great views over the harbour and surrounding area. Some interesting guns, for those who are interested

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AMW56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the 5 minutes it takes. We took the free view above which was fine. Probably a should do whilst here

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank davidhA6164MC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having seen this on TV, it was great to see it for real. The commentary that accompanied the event was enlightening and educational.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tony D
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a great testament that the ceremony continues 75 years after the amazing resolve of the people of the island, and it is very moving to hear the story before the cannon blast.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ianhfraser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best views of harbour with the bonus of a gun salute close up. Interesting tour and very informative guide . Highly recommended and EXCELLENT value. Would come again

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Denise J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Inexpensive Nd interesting visit. Battery is fired at 12 and 4pm. Short presentation in uniform with music followed by firing of cannon which resonates around the bay.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank toes1965
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to see HMS Diamond leave so saw the Saluting Battery in true action and indeed being replied to!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Christian S
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vanessa031
26 February 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
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Daphne S
5 July 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.
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James J
20 July 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 !!!!
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