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Mellieha Air Raid Shelter, Mellieha

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Experience what life was like during World War II at Mellieha Air Raid Shelter. Veterans of previous sieges, the Malta islanders manned their defenses during the Axis air raids. To protect the lives of civilians, an intricate system of underground tunnels and rooms was carved into limestone. These shelters are now open to the public. You can see artifacts from the period, such as bullets and gas masks. Guides will provide historical information as you explore. With tiny rooms and narrow corridors, the atmosphere civilians experienced during the raids is preserved for visitors, but it might be uncomfortable for those who are claustrophobic. Put Mellieha Air Raid Shelter and other Mellieha attractions into our Mellieha itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • For me this was must see as I'm much into history. Cheap tickets, nice employees and a very unique experience.  more »
  • In the middle of mellieha you will find this historic site. Entrance fee is under 3 euros each for this small but historic site. The gentleman on the door was very informative. Your visit will not tak...  more »
  • Loved visiting this shelter, the guy at the door is very knowledgeable and friendly and the shelter itself is massive! Definitely worth a visit  more »

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Where to stay in Mellieha

To fully enjoy Mellieha's beaches, stay in either Mellieha Bay or Mellieha village. These two areas will provide you with the best access to Malta's largest sandy beach, as well as several restaurants and bars. Both fancy hotels and more affordable options can be found here. Golden Bay, Paradise Bay, Marfa, and Cirkewwa are also good options for lodging, but are situated farther out of the city, away from the main village and its amenities.
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