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Very enjoyable!

Thoroughly enjoyed watching this, even paid extra to be close to the action. Our kids loved... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fiona S
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Gippsland, Australia
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Great day

We bought a package deal involving several museums. After looking at the cannons we went with a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
muppsnubben
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Sliema, Malta
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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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+356 2122 5277
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed watching this, even paid extra to be close to the action. Our kids loved it. The history behind it all is very mind blowing. Great demonstration with the cannon.

Thank Fiona S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We bought a package deal involving several museums. After looking at the cannons we went with a transport that was included in the prize to Fort Rinella. There we went on a guided tour and saw several shows. We have several things left in the...More

Thank muppsnubben
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The gun is fired at 12pm and 4pm. Visiting late morning I opted for a ticket combing the NATO tunnels and the battery. Cost $15. There’s a fair amount of pomp in he ceremony of the gun firing which was great to see as it...More

Thank nick164
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great views of our fabulous port can be seen from here. A very relaxing atmosphere. Best time to visit in summer. Full funcrioning canons go off every day at 12.

Thank Marlene M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Walk around the gardens and stop for a refreshment before or after the cannons are fired. Lovely view over the sea.

Thank Frances S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide through the underground War HQ Tunnels was Greg. The restoration of the War HQ Tunnels is a large scale ongoing project undertaken by a voluntary heritage charity. Greg made the tour very interesting with his knowledge and humour. We also watched the the...More

Thank pamelagA703GL
Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorite attractions not just in Valetta. I love cannons. This place is one where history is brought to life. If I good remmeber, battery from Valetta is the oldest saluting battery still operation anywhere in the world. If I am wrong, it is one...More

Thank Ivana G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in Valletta ensure you go to Saluting Battery at midday to watch the canons fire. This was an unreal experience. We also went on a guided underground tour of the tunnels that were built and used during War. Our guide was very...More

Thank MelFlynn91
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came on the 10.30 am underground tour which finishes in the grounds of the Saluting Battery in good time to chat to the guide preparing the weapon, ask questions and take a close up look at the cannon and firing mechanism, then witness the firing...More

Thank RaRaBush
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to witness the firing of the noonday gun from the Gardens above. This is a nod to the Battery's history as the key defence of the Grand Harbour in the past. Some things need preserving.

Thank Bill G
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vanessa031
26 February 2018|
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Response from alanpunter | Reviewed this property |
this is a free attraction. twice a day 1200 .4pm. .if you have tickets for the Lascaris room euro 3. then you can watch the service from the levels that the guns are on . ie up close. its very loud. not sure what you mean... 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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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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