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. Make Mellieha Air Raid Shelter a part of your Mellieha vacation plans using our Mellieha trip itinerary planner.
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  • Visited this place and it was nice with a little history of the underground in the heat;-) A little creepy dolls but very interesting to see.
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  • Was wonderful unexpected visit , just passing and a lovely man greeted us . He gave a really indepth insight into the history of the air raid shelter and various other things regarding the whole air r...  more »
  • I agree with everyone who wrote that the visit of the air-raid shelter is definitely a place to visit and take the kids to be able to understand what is the war and most importantly how the inhabitants of that time have suffered. And true to sell there is little but what little is full of meanings.
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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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