Lascaris War Rooms, Valletta

4.6
#1 of 60 in Museums in Malta
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. Put Lascaris War Rooms on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Valletta trip site.
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  • After watching the ceremonial cannon fired at noon from the upper Barrakka Gardens We took a tour of the war rooms with Mike who gave an excellent commentary on the history and background. Well...  more »
  • Very interesting, the young guide very polite and when solicited she gave me all info about the shelter  more »
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  • Really enjoyed our visit to the war rooms. What makes it different are the young volunteers dressed in costume and the amount of enthusiasm and knowledge they exhibit as guides. Keep up the good work.
  • An amazing visit! Excellent information and guided tour from Mark. Plenty of time to wander around by ourselves and explore the fascinating rooms. Money well spent and I would highly recommend it. Thanks to staff, especially Mark.
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