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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Birgu, Malta: Fort San Angelo And "The Holy Land to Malta: In The Footsteps of the Order of St John"

The Holy Land to Malta: In The Footsteps of the Order of St John
Fort San Angelo
Xatt l-Assedju l-Kbir 1565,
Birgu Waterfront, Il-Birgu, Malta
Telephone: +356 2540-1800
Facebook Page
Website: HeritageMalta.org/Fort-St-Angelo
Normal Prices: €€€€

What an outstanding experience! The volunteer reenactors were realistic and superb and in such a uniquely appropriate environment such as Fort San Angelo, it was even more impressive.









Our Guide
Our (3PM Sunday) guide was extremely knowledgable and the actors not only credible, but knowledgable. The highlight of the event was the closing siege where many muskets were fired and the final battle dramatically took place. My eardrums will never be the same.




I learned so much about the Order of St John's and the history of Malta during our stay, but especially during the 90+ minute tour of medieval life and death at Fort St Angelo. I look forward to learning much more and possibly becoming involved myself at some point if practical.




The fort itself is nothing special on the inside, having been renovated using some fairly modern techniques and materials. However, the outside of the fort and views of Valletta across the harbor from the fort were in-fact quite spectacular.







Entrance was free the day we were there, but prices are normally a bit high (€5 - €8), in my opinion, for just the fort itself. It was the reenactment that was the highlight of the visit.
CombatCritic Gives From Fort San Angelo and "The Holy Land to Malta: In The Footsteps of the Order of St John" 9 Bombs Out Of 10 ... More Bombs Are Better!

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Summer Hours
April 1 - September 30
Monday - Sunday: 09.00 – 18.00
Last admission: 17.30

Winter Hours
October 1 - March 31
Monday - Sunday: 09.00 – 17.00
Last admission at 16.30

Closed on 24, 25 & 31 December, 1 January & Good Friday

Tickets
Adults (18 – 59): €8.00
Youths (12 – 17), Senior Citizens (60+), and Students: €5.00
Children (6 – 11): €3.00
Infants (1 – 5): Free

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