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Saluting Battery, Valletta

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Witness one of the country's most famous traditions at Saluting Battery. For centuries, the battery overlooking the Grand Harbor served as the first line of defense against invaders. Salutes were fired to mark important occasions and holidays, and to welcome foreign dignitaries. Additionally, at exactly noon each day, a shot was fired so captains could calibrate their ship chronographs. The tradition of a noon shot still continues and today is joined with a shot in the evening. Tour the battery, see the preserved cannons, and attend the salute ceremony. Multilingual audio tours are available, as are guided tours in English. You can also book an exclusive after-hours tour via e-mail. Add Saluting Battery to your Valletta travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Valletta vacation route planner.
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  • Amusing when the gun is fired at 12.00 and 16.00 it certainly wakes everyone up. There were tours with a gunner showing people / children how the guns ooperate  more »
  • an unexpected place to visit and it will open your eyes to not only the saluting battery but also how hard it would have been to actually enter the harbour covered by these cannons  more »
  • It's all very authentic and interesting but also a little nerdy...but the canon sure makes some noise  more »
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  • 2 times a day, the canon marks the hours. The entrance includes a visit of some cells where you can see how gunpowder was stored and other things related to gun firing. A nice view of the harbour to top it all.
  • This gun fires every day at noon - a really interesting historic experience.
  • Great spot with a pretty view of the Grand Harbor. May have the most grass of anywhere in the country!
  • Amazing view and great spot , the cannon is fired at 12.00 -4.00pm.
  • Lovely peaceful spot with stunning views.