Siege Bell War Memorial, Valletta

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  • Such a lovely memorial to those who lost there life in the war. The bell strikes each day at 12 and there is a warning on the gates at the foot of the stairs leading up to the bell tower warning peopl...  more »
  • Not really understood the meaning of the monument, like the memory of the fallen in war, but then does not pass the whole meaning and symbolism. Yes even immediately and playground-strange?
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  • Close to the Malta experience and Lower Barakka Gardens this is a striking (sorry didn't mean the pun!) war memorial to the dead.  more »
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  • Great view point, and worth wandering down once you've been to the St Elmo museum. Free to get in to, and I'm sure if you visit around 12 the bell ringing would be worth the trip (if a tad noisy). Small playground if you've got small kids as well.
  • This is a really beautiful memorial. The bell is really daunting and the views are quite impressive. This is a great place to visit in combination with the lower gardens.
  • I would ask you to sit for a while.I have seen war and ask you to think why the memorial was built here.Imagine you are stood here watching the battered remnants of a convoy entering harbour.You will be hungry,frightened and very very tired.Your eyes will never forget what they see and a great sadness that never really goes away.Your sleep will be disturbed.The nightmares at night almost as bad as the emptyness during the daylight hours.The emptyness will remain for the rest of your life,such are the effects of war.The nightmares will end but the blurry outline of what you saw will be with you every waking hour.Your life will have changed and so will you have.The memorial was built here as a reminder of the effects of war.There well may be tears in your eyes as you stand here as a survivor of war,any war.Please take your photographs and admire the view,but remember there was a price to be paid.Please enjoy your life and make it worthwhile and sometimes,like now,think of the price paid to be free and alive.This is why the memorial is here.It was build so the people who survived have somewhere to visit,to mourn,to remember and show they care.At home in my country a friend once said our cenotaph is where we go to help to get the pain out.Not take it away,that can never happen.We blame the rain or the mist in the trees for the wetness on our faces.Abide with me,at least for a minute or two.Perhaps to understand why it was built for you as well.Take care.
  • Great views, but the Bell 🛎 was supposed to ring at 12:00 and was about 35 min late.
  • Nice place to see the sunrise. Also in 12:00 you can hear the bell
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