Fortifications Interpretation Centre - Fortifications Interpretation Centre, Valletta

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The FIC forms part of the Restoration Directorate which falls under the Ministry of Justice, Culture and Local Government

The FIC was co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund

It is a public institution dedicated specifically to communicating and exhibiting the history and significance of Malta's military architecture heritage. It is a cross between a museum, an information point and a resource centre.

Opening Hours: 16th June- 30th September 9:00-13:00

Tuesday and Thursday open till 16:00

1st October - 15th June Monday to Friday 10:00-16:00

Tuesday and Thursday open till 19:00

Saturdays 9:30- 13:00
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  • A very good place to go to see the history and fortifications of Valletta explained in clear and informative displays. Helps to come here first before walking around the city!  more »
  • This is truly a gem of a place to visit. It is not strictly speaking a museum, but rather it is an "interpretation" centre providing a wealth of information about the fortifications of Valletta, and o...  more »
  • This museum is fantastic. It is lovely and cool inside so you can escape the heat. In summer it's open until 1pm. There is a drawbridge from 1600s and great dispays of information about fortresses wit...  more »
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  • Great modern design in an ancient fort. Very informative and with a some photogenic balconies.
  • well organised and great upkeep.
  • Spend hours learning about the fortifications
  • Nice museum.
  • Here you can learn how to plan and built a fortress. There is an information flyer in German. But without English skills you will understand everything. Admission is free ❗ interesting!
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The small city of Valetta offers fewer lodging options than some of Malta's larger cities, but accommodations include everything from upscale hotels to less-expensive guesthouses. Stay in the city center at one of several old-fashioned hotels to be in close proximity to sights like St. Johns Co-Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, multiple museums, and a wide variety of restaurants. One fun option involves renting traditional Valletta houses that have been converted into rental properties and date back to the time of the Knights of Malta. Smaller bed and breakfasts are dispersed throughout the city. Book well in advance to avoid high prices.
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