Lascaris War Rooms, Valletta

4.6
#1 of 50 in Museums in Malta
Learn about country's crucial role in World War II at Lascaris War Rooms, where you'll explore the historic complex of rooms and tunnels from which the defense of Malta was conducted. Located 46 m (150 ft) below the Upper Barraca Gardens, this was the site where some of the most famous battles of the Mediterranean were planned. With the end of WWII, the complex became the headquarters of the Royal Navy's Mediterranean Fleet and then a strategic communication center for NATO. Choose between a tour guide or an audio guide, both of which will explain the events that took place here. Learn about the German bombardment of the islands, Malta's critical role in defending North Africa, and why the nation was awarded the George Cross for bravery. Put Lascaris War Rooms on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Valletta trip site .
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  • If you are interested in the war well worth a visit husband was ecstatic I was bored not my scene it’s all under ground and there are tours not expensive  more »
  • Stefan was fantastic. Very engaging, enthusiastic and interesting. Worth a visit, even if you aren’t interested in the war (I didn’t really know much about it in Malta in the war).  more »
  • Very good tour guide. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Really enjoyable. Learnt a lot about Malta’s role during WW2  more »
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  • Excellent guided tour by a truly committed curator. He gave an incredible insight into Wartime Malta and the interpersonal problems between Ike and Monty. Fascinating underground command bunker. A must-see
  • A very interesting look into often-forgotten role of Malta in the WWII Allies' invasion of Italy. Everything is very well restored and the guide is well-informed and interesting. Highly recommended if visiting Valetta.
  • A very inspired guide, that tells the story as if you were there.
  • Excellent tour. Very neat to see the very rooms where civilians and military members alike helped fight in the war. Great price and a super informative staff.
  • Definitely worth visiting and I would time it so you get a tour of the complex as well (you'll need at least an hour). Patricia our guide told the story so well it felt like you had a true understanding of what it was like for the Maltese during WW2. A fascinating insight into desperate times and a turning point in the war.

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Where to stay in Valletta

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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