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. Put Lascaris War Rooms on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Valletta trip site.
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  • For anyone interested in the history of the Second World War, this is a must. And if you get Mike narrating and guiding, then it is a real treat. Whilst not as full of material as Churchill's...  more »
  • Very interesting showing the underground tunnel used during WW2 by the RAF, plotting etc. We viewed the rooms with the audio guide and then watched the film and went on the guided tour by Mike...  more »
  • Our guide Mike had some great stories and really brought the war rooms to life. I particularly liked the detailed description of how the fighter control room worked during the WW2 seige.  more »
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  • Interesting history brought to life in the place where the War finally began to go well for the Allies. It was here that the invasion of Sicily was planned and directed. Very informative tour. Highly recommended.
  • Well kept premises with an experience that dates back to the world war era. It could be better if there is an interactive session and live demo of what used to happen within the command centre
  • Really nice history. You will see and listen how the military was organized during WW2. The tour lasts like 30 minutes, one hour max. The price is 12€ alone, 15€ with the guide (I suggest you the latter)
  • Very much recomended. Start your tour above at the saluting battery before noon, use the rest room in the battery before walking down a number of flights of stairs and a long tunnel to get to the war rooms. Note, the bathroom for the war rooms is at the start of the tunnel and requires a key, thus the warning above. Once in there, great history and friendly, passionate and knowledgeable staff to explain the importance of these rooms during the war. Once finished, take the ferry across to the three sisters to avoid the walk back up the stairs.
  • Spent a couple of hours touring these war rooms, listening to the audio guide and fascinating myself with what must have happened in those rooms! A great place for students, kids and adults alike to learn about the Maltese war era.
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