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Fort Rinella, Kalkara

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Step back in time and see one of the fiercest weapons of the Victorian era at Fort Rinella. Completed in 1886, the fort was intended to protect British interests in the Mediterranean and safeguard shipping routes through the Suez Canal to India. Relatively small, the fort still packed a punch thanks to its 100-ton Armstrong gun, the largest muzzle-loading piece of artillery ever made. To give visitors a sense of the Empire era, volunteers of the Malta Heritage Trust offer guided tours and stage reenactments of life in the 19th century British army. You can also watch swordsmanship displays, cavalry shows, and artillery firing. Check the schedule of events online. Before you head to Kalkara, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Kalkara online day trip planner , to make sure you see all that Kalkara has to offer, including Fort Rinella.
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  • At 12.20 most days you are transported here free of charge from The Saluting Battery in central Valletta and greeted upon your arrival by a costumed guard of the Victorian period. He was very informat...  more »
  • We arrived at 1pm and were immediately ordered to join the first part of the tour a fascinating talk on muskets. Now this may not sound like everyone's cup of tea but the guide was so informative, hum...  more »
  • You should take the leadership really be sure at 14: 00... Without, it would not really worthwhile. So 2.5 h fly went by. Several "soldiers" said, shot, accommodated... Others have described it here already in detail. Neither guns nor gun interest me, but the whole thing was so funny and entertaining made that I temporarily forgot :) We had the "soldier eating" also, pea soup, a rock hard biscuit, cake and coffee/tea. Absolutely in order. Suitable for children only when they understand enough English or tell parents much.
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  • The work being carried out is brilliant to bring the fort back to life. Adding the information short plays was thoroughly enthralling. Well done to you all
  • Fort rinella offers not only the famous 100t gun, but also a museum and a very enthusiastic team of people bringing you back in previous times. You can learn a lot about weapons, drills, the British army in general, and they even fire their big guns. Definitely recommendable!
  • A tour thru the fort is great and interesting. They also serve drinks and snacks. Only one bus per hour and beside the fort there's nothing else there
  • Interesting, which is a due to presenter. Swedish of course. Good for three hours of your time and twelve Euro!!!
  • So worth to see! Amazing place and reenactment just made you feel like you were there when it was still active fort! And you can shoot a cannon!!!!
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