Lascaris War Rooms, Valletta

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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. Plan your visit to Lascaris War Rooms and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Valletta itinerary planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Our tour guide, Patricia, was both so informative and engaging that this 45 minute tour was educational and interesting for all generations. We learned so much about Malta's role in WWII and the impor...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    This is a true gem. Do the guided tour. It was really interesting to hear our guide Tony tell us everything about the place. Unfortunately there is no translation for the children, and I was unable to...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    My wife and I visited last week. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and as there were only three of us on our tour, he gave us plenty of time and the benefit of his depth of knowledge. He was happy...  more »
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  • June 29, 2017
    A must do on a visit to Valletta. Even if you have little interest in WW2, a visit here allows a greater appreciation of what the Maltese went through and how important the island was in the direction the war took. A guided tour is recommended.
  • June 12, 2017
    Very interesting. Good guided tour, very well preserved. Well worth a visit if you're interested in WWII history.
  • July 5, 2017
    Great guides, historically significant, interesting tour. Recommended, even just to escape from the heat!
  • July 1, 2017
    Excellent tour by Tony. Very interesting history and well restored! A must if you only have a day.
  • March 18, 2017
    This place is a hidden gem in Valletta, a historical gold mine. It's a wonderful experience to see something untouched from so many years and it is staffed by friendly and knowledgeable guides. Well worth a visit!

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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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