Fort St Elmo, Valletta

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    Fort St Elmo
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    Fort St Elmo
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    War museum
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    Fort St Elmo - In Guardia

    by sandysmith Written Feb 28, 2005
    Fort St Elmo

    Favorite thing: The rest of the Fort serves as the Maltese Police Academy. A fortnightly event known as" In Guardia' occurs at the Fort which is a historical re-enactment of the inspection of the troops and military parades in period costume. Unfortunately this was rained off for our visit :-S The Fort is open to the public at the weekends though - Sat 1-5pm and Sunday 9-5pm - this is jjust a peep inside though.

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    Fort St Elmo - War Museum

    by sandysmith Written Feb 28, 2005
    War museum

    Favorite thing: Today, part of Fort St Elmo houses the War Museum - the George Cross, awarded to Malta for its bravery in the war can be seen here. Another much loved exhibit is the wingless gladiator biplane - Faith - the sole survivor of the Faith, Hope and Charity trio that formed Malta's aerial defence in 1940.

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    Fort St Elmo

    by sandysmith Updated Feb 28, 2005

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    Fort St Elmo

    Favorite thing: The tip of Valletta was chosen by the Knights as the best place to build the fortress to protect the city. This is the fort which withstood the onslaught of of the Turks in 1565 for 31 days - The Great Siege as it was known. It has a star shaped design and has several watch towers to guard the entrance to both harbours of Valletta.

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    Fort St Elmo

    by Hockeylady Updated Oct 22, 2002

    Favorite thing: Fort St Elmo is located at the tip of Valletta. Walk or take a karozzini there, climb to the walls and you´ll see the most brilliant view over the coast.

    St Elmo has been a stage for the cruel battles. If you are interested of it´s history, here´s a good website:
    http://www.castlesandforts.co.uk/ftstelmo/ft_st_elmo.htm

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