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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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  • Not the easiest place to find but persevere - we accessed it via the steps in the middle of Upper Barrakka Gardens, where you can also buy a ticket. But be warned, there are lots of steps down if you ...  more »
  • My husband and i went with a view to learn war history. It was excellent and would recommend it to everyone. Although i wouldn't advise taking small children 
  • Visited the war rooms last week and would highly recommend for anybody interested in Malta's wartime history. Gianluca out guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. As we joined the guided tour la...  more »
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  • Was a bit tricky to get to but after finding it we found it very enjoyable. Great exhibits covering both the defense of Malta and the later invasion during WW2.
  • A fantastic visit to a historic place. The guide Tony was impressing and very kind. It was touching to hear how dedicated he was to the place, his pride over his country. What Tony doesn't know is nor worth knowing. We are very pleased, that we had the opportynity to see this place of great historic importance and meet dedicated Maltese people with great knowledge, kindness and proffesionalism.
  • Entrance is in long dark tunnel. Nice office recreations. Had a rust stain on one of the maps.
  • It was a most wonderful experience to walk through the rooms which must have been the hub of so much planning. For me personally it was also very poignant to my late husbands flag displayed, thank you, he would have been very proud .
  • Very informative exhibition and display of World War 2 command rooms with authentic furniture. You will need to walk a bit od steps but is worth while. Especially when it is hot outside.