Learn about country's crucial role in World War II at Lascaris War Rooms, where you'll explore the historic complex of rooms and tunnels from which the defense of Malta was conducted. Located 46 m (150 ft) below the Upper Barraca Gardens, this was the site where some of the most famous battles of the Mediterranean were planned. With the end of WWII, the complex became the headquarters of the Royal Navy's Mediterranean Fleet and then a strategic communication center for NATO. Choose between a tour guide or an audio guide, both of which will explain the events that took place here. Learn about the German bombardment of the islands, Malta's critical role in defending North Africa, and why the nation was awarded the George Cross for bravery. Put Lascaris War Rooms on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Valletta trip site .
Lascaris War Rooms Reviews
Named for Grand Master Lascaris (Knights of St. John) and located under the Upper Barrakka Gardens, the tunnels were originally dug into the rock by the Knights, and later used by British & Allied for... more »
This is an excellent tour very informative and interesting. The guide had excellent knowledge and a good sense of humour. The tour showed the bravery and courage of the people of Malta. History should... more »
Spent a very enjoyable and informative hour here, learning about the role these rooms played in the defence of Malta and the invasion of Sicily. Lots of information to take in and it is worth using the services of the free tour guides. Ours was excellent. Well worth a visit
Really enjoyed our visit. Worth the trek! Fascinating insight into the role Malta played during WW2. Do the guided tour - the guys are great! Well preserved and having been to Churchill's War Rooms it's interesting to see how similar the rooms are laid out with the 40s tech!
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