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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. By using our Kalkara itinerary builder, you can arrange your visit to Fort Rinella and other attractions in Kalkara.
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  • A fully enjoyable experience. Guide fantastic and his knowledge about the fort in Victorian times amazing. Explains things clearly and loved questions being asked. Explains clearly about muskets and g...  more »
  • We visited Fort Rinella as part of a multi access ticket with 3 other attractions. It wasn't our first choice of places to go, but as we'd paid we went along. What a fabulous tour! Our guide Antoine, ...  more »
  • Fabulous hidden gem with very engaging & knowledgeable staff that provide a lot of great information, don't be deceived by view from pay booth at the top. There are plenty of tourist rip offs in Malta...  more »
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  • Great place, worth to visit. You can both see a life military shows and the real 102 tonnes gun, which is suprasingly used once a year. Behind the story of the Fort you will find out the importance of Malta in the early XX century and relate it to the opening of Suez channel. I strongly recommend.
  • An amazing time in a place dedicated to history.
  • Absolutely brilliant day out, fired a martini Henry carbine and a cannon at the end. Informative and educational too.
  • Excellent experience, informative and educational. Even got to fire a musket. Will go again.
  • Brilliant work by volunteers. Fort in excellent shape. Great explanations.