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Saluting Battery, Valletta

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Witness one of the country's most famous traditions at Saluting Battery. For centuries, the battery overlooking the Grand Harbor served as the first line of defense against invaders. Salutes were fired to mark important occasions and holidays, and to welcome foreign dignitaries. Additionally, at exactly noon each day, a shot was fired so captains could calibrate their ship chronographs. The tradition of a noon shot still continues and today is joined with a shot in the evening. Tour the battery, see the preserved cannons, and attend the salute ceremony. Multilingual audio tours are available, as are guided tours in English. You can also book an exclusive after-hours tour via e-mail. Use our Valletta vacation planner to visit Saluting Battery on your trip to Valletta, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We watched the 4pm Gun fire first from the Upper Garden which waz very good there is a speaker which gives some context to the ceremony behind the firing however as we had a multi ticket from the War....  more
    We watched the 4pm Gun fire first from the Upper Garden which waz very good there is a speaker which gives some context to the ceremony behind the firing however as we had a multi ticket from the War....  more »
  • The experience is well planned and well run, the tour guides are very informative and hold themselves to a high standard. The gun(s) are fired at noon and at 4pm accompanied by a recorded commentary....  more
    The experience is well planned and well run, the tour guides are very informative and hold themselves to a high standard. The gun(s) are fired at noon and at 4pm accompanied by a recorded commentary....  more »

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