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Lascaris War Rooms

Lascaris Ditch, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 2000, Malta
+356 7987 4153
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Very enthousiastic guide with lots of knowledge

If you wanna know a little bit of cool history of Malta you must do the tour at 13:00 at saluting... read more

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Jeffrey B
A must!

A fantastic peice of WW2 history preserved for all to see! We had a very interesting tour given by... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Brian K
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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The Lascaris War Rooms consist of an underground complex of tunnels and chambers that housed the War Headquarters from where the defence of Malta was conducted during the Second World War.This secret complex contained operations rooms for each of the fighting services from where not only the air defence of Malta was coordinated, but also some of the greatest battles fought in the Mediterrean during the war. In July 1943, the Lascaris War Rooms served as the advance headquarters for the Invasion of Sicily (Operation Husky)by Generals Eisenhower, Montgomery, Alexander and Clark and Air Marshal Tedder and Admiral Cunningham. It went on being used under different forms by both the British services and Nato up to 1977.
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Lascaris Ditch, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 2000, Malta
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Reviewed yesterday

If you wanna know a little bit of cool history of Malta you must do the tour at 13:00 at saluting battery with Gregory!

Thank Jeffrey B
Reviewed 4 days ago

A fantastic peice of WW2 history preserved for all to see! We had a very interesting tour given by a very knowledgeable guide. It was fantastic to see where all the planning for Air and Sea Warefare took place. Especially as my Grand Father was...More

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Malta's strategic role, over the centuries and, more recently, during World War II is completely fascinating to anyone interested in history and learning about the country they're visiting. The guided tour of the Lascaris War Rooms brings this to life, and it is just the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Lascaris War Rooms have been kept and maintained in the same style as they were used during WWII as a command centre for naval and air warfare in the Mediterranean sea. The audio tour we took was very interesting and it was fascinating to...More

Thank Kieran P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow. What can I say about this? What a fascinating site! And so very interesting! When you go, you must make sure you go around with the guide, very knowledgeable and friendly. Brilliant, brilliant place. Make sure that when you go to Malta, you pay...More

Thank Thats-So-Alex
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So full of history, the guided tour was a must. The tour guide was exceptionally knowledgeable and cheerful.

Thank Forensirob
Reviewed 1 week ago

Without the guided tour it's an interesting place but you MUST make sure you allow the guide to show you around. Our guide, Stefan, was superb and brought the whole period to life. We were watching the film footage in the 'cinema' room and actually...More

Thank R2469KYmichaelm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the highlight of our visit to Malta. We’d been told we’d have time to visit the war rooms before the noon gun battery firing, but our fascinating tour took well over the suggested one hour. We had a 15-minute wait before the 11:00 guided...More

Thank JandLillyn
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fascinating museum, shown around by a very knowledgeable guide. It's better to go in a small group if possible as some of the areas are not very spacious and so difficult to see and hear the guide if you happen to be at the...More

Thank SheilaBee123
Reviewed 1 week ago

These are a piece of our and the world's history. You could feel the atmosphere of the 1940s's. You can see what would have happened, and how life was there during these troubled times. I didn't know that in this little island called Malta happened...More

Thank Anthony M
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6 July 2017|
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Response from Meshattan | Reviewed this property |
We were on a cruise too! It is very close to the cruise port. You have to take an elevator up to Upper Barrakka Gardens (17 stories up!) to get to eveything. Went you get out, look for signs to Lascaris War Rooms. Enjoy!
19 March 2017|
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Response from Mario F | Property representative |
Yes the two are distinct but complimentary. The War HQ Tunnels are the ones used during the Battle for Malta 1940 - 1942. They are the oldest from the two with part of them housed in a massive 1569 casemate. They went on... More
evgenia t
4 August 2016|
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Response from Dlionking | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can take photos even with tripod.