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Fort Rinella, Kalkara

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Step back in time and see one of the fiercest weapons of the Victorian era at Fort Rinella. Completed in 1886, the fort was intended to protect British interests in the Mediterranean and safeguard shipping routes through the Suez Canal to India. Relatively small, the fort still packed a punch thanks to its 100-ton Armstrong gun, the largest muzzle-loading piece of artillery ever made. To give visitors a sense of the Empire era, volunteers of the Malta Heritage Trust offer guided tours and stage reenactments of life in the 19th century British army. You can also watch swordsmanship displays, cavalry shows, and artillery firing. Check the schedule of events online. Before you head to Kalkara, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Kalkara online day trip planner, to make sure you see all that Kalkara has to offer, including Fort Rinella.
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  • Ayrton was our guide to this amazing fort built for one reason - to house the largest muzzle loading gun ever made. The Armstrong 100lb cannon. He was affable, knowledgeable and enthusiastic in his... 
    Ayrton was our guide to this amazing fort built for one reason - to house the largest muzzle loading gun ever made. The Armstrong 100lb cannon. He was affable, knowledgeable and enthusiastic in his...  more »
  • I highly recommend taking a tour of this very unique fort. Our guide David patently and throughly explained the mechanics of the cannons as well as how and why the fort was built. 
    I highly recommend taking a tour of this very unique fort. Our guide David patently and throughly explained the mechanics of the cannons as well as how and why the fort was built.  more »
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  • Really nice experience with a lovely and very enthusiastic guide. Even fired an historical gun! Thanks for the very interesting afternoon.
  • We got an interesting and funny tour by Ayrton. Cool to see how the canon operated! The tour concludes with a great view and a hint of the film studio pool.

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