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Saluting Battery, Valletta

Categories: Battlefields, Military Museums, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web
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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  • We vistied the saluting battery to see the midday cannon firing and then went on an excellent tour of the old WW2 tunnels below. The guide was very knowledgeable about the use of the tunnels from the ...  read more »
  • Excellent presentation and explanation. Very smart display and well worth half an hour of any visitors time. 
  • When visiting the upper barrakka gardens have you at regular intervals to witness the ' firing ' of the guns. With us it was time 4 pm. There are many interested parties and it is not easy to get a spot with good visibility. If the shot is discharged during the ceremony is this, despite that you waiting, still a terror time.
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  • Great spot with a pretty view of the Grand Harbor. May have the most grass of anywhere in the country!
  • A worthy experience and great views of the Grand Harbour
  • good view over the grand harbour and the 3 cities the gunfire is not spectacular
  • Great view over the harbour.
  • Really great views.nice to sit at the top and watch the performance.
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