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.
Tours To Saluting Battery
Tour of Malta (Private Driver) optional Private Lunch in a farmhouse BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $281
Duration: 8 hours
Mdina and Valletta Tour (Pick-up, Drop-off and Transportation included) BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $90
Duration: 8 hours
Saluting Battery Reviews
Well worth paying the 3 Euro to get up close and personal with the cannons. Friendly reenactors provided a lot of information about the guns, the battery and the underlying history (also well... more »
When in Malta and interested in history and architecture, do not miss out on this very special place! Apart from the stunning views on the unique Valletta Grand Harbour and historic bastions, the... more »
Really great experience, was they're for the 1200 battery salute, nothing like I've ever seen before. Would recommend spending €3 to go down and see the cannon and speak to the guys who shoot them who where really friendly and very informative.
Very cool. Cannon shot was unbelievably loud, something you don’t get to witness everyday. And the view was amazing. Try to arrive a bit in advance to get yourself a good view
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