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Lascaris War Rooms, Valletta

Categories: Military Museums, Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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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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  • quite interesting, you walk through underground tunnels and see the small rooms where staff use to sleep, you can also see up close the old map that was used, you also getvto see the cannon being fire...  read more »
  • Wasn't too sure what to expect. It was interesting in parts but in reality it was rooms deep underground with some items from WW2. I think I've been spoiled by seeing other exhibits and sites from WW2...  read more »
  • You can walk by the bunkers in group or solo. We opted for solo since the Group was rather large. This was fine to do. Impressive to see how the British operated from these bunkers in WW2.
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  • 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.
  • The most amazing experience ever! If you are a war buff or even an agnostic this tour is a must. A true testament to the courage of the Maltese people.
  • Great historic place. I highly recommend the visit.
  • A very passionate and informative guide made this experience much better than anticipated. It's a fairly basic place with a lot of history, but we'll and truly worth the visit
  • Totally fascinating view into how WWII was monitored (and controlled) in Malta. The guide knows everything, or at least has an anecdote to tell for all aspects. Take your time, watch the movie, don't rush the guide! Only downside: finding the entrance took us almost an hour, no need to keep it secret anymore, put up more signs!
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