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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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  • Went in expecting to explore ourselves but got to join a tour with a free your guide! Tony was amazing. He was extremely passionate and knew so much about the war. Most tour guides give you ten facts ...  more »
  • The guides at Lascaris were extremely knowledgeable. I wish that I'd had more time to question them, but I wanted to see the cannon fire, which happens daily at 4pm.  more »
  • My husband is the history buff, I can find something of interest almost anywhere. It wasn't hard to find interred here, it was full with interesting history and because of our excellent guide by Berna...  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.