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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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  • The underground complex of tunnels and rooms where during the second world war was defence control centre in Malta. Tickets are sold at the Pavilion in the center of the Barrakka gardens, behind the saljutujushhej battery. Actually the entire complex is dedicated to fight the British with the enemy. Where were the Maltese is unclear. Apparently, dug for the English most of these tunnels. Even in a souvenir shop all souvenirs English topics: magnets with English posters, miniature copies of English awards and the like ticket to tunnels and Military rooms Lascaris of Nicaea was worth 25 euros. Separately in Military-10 Lascaris of Nicaea room euros. For lovers of military history will visit interesting and informative. To Laskarisu, you can go on your own, but with an audioguide. For a mysterious device requested collateral in the form of a document, a passport is not given, and the other was not. But without the headphones, the picture is completely finished (photo). And, by the way, after a tour of the tunnels, where there are also situation room mates from NATO, visit War room hard Lascaris of Nicaea.
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  • The Maltese people obviously suffered greatly during the second world war - these war rooms, with the excellent guide, take you back to this time. Highly recommended 
  • Great welcome by Stefan and excellent tour by Karl, thank you. The War Rooms have an amazing history which was brought to life during our visit, especially the air defence of Malta during WW2. 
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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.