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  1. In Guardia Parade

    In Guardia Parade

    The IN GUARDIA PARADE is a re-enactment that evokes an authentic event that took place regularly inside important military fortifications in Malta and Gozo. The re-enactment portrays the inspection of Fort St Elmo by the Grand Bailiff in charge of military affairs in order to ensure that the fort is in good condition to defend the Valletta peninsula and the two harbours situated on either side of it. During the re-enactment, the soldiers and knights of the fort's garrison - some 50 re-enactors in all - are kitted out in their finest uniforms to perform their military drill in order to demonstrate to the Grand Bailiff their state of readiness in the event of a military threat. The show starts at 11.00 hrs and lasts 45 minutes. Show days 22-02-2015, 01/08/15/22/29-03-2015, 12/19/26-04-2015, 03/10/17/24/31-05-2015, 07/14/21-06-2015, 05/12-07-2015, 20/27-09-2015, 04/11/18/25-10-2015, 01/08/15/22-11-2015, 27-12-2015. Admission: Tickets at the gate: Adults : € 7 Children (6 - 16 years): € 3 The ticket will entitle the visitor to watch the re-enactment only and to visit the upper part of the fort. The re-enactments are held according to schedule as above. However, in case of inclement weather or else due to some unforeseen circumstance the event may be cancelled without prior notice. One may, nevertheless, purchase a ticket to visit the fort for a lesser fee. Getting there: One may take the bus from any locality that has Valletta bus terminus as its last destination point. Walk down Republic Street (circa 12 minutes) to reach Fort St Elmo at the very bottom. Then turn right. When arriving in front of the fort one should walk for a further two minutes along the old granaries towards the south gate and enter the fort from there to reach the ticketing office. Learn More

  2. Changing of the Guards

    Changing of the Guards

    27-02-2015, 24-04-2015, 26-06-2015 at 10:30hrs, 31-07-2015, 28-08-2015 at 10.00hrs. This ceremony is symbolic of the formal handing over of responsibility from one guard to another at the Presidential Palace in Valletta. The Armed Forces of Malta will be holding the Changing of the Palace Guard Ceremony at St. George's Square, Valletta. The Guard led by the AFM Band will initiate the ceremony from Republic Street in vicinity of Palazzo Ferreria and proceed towards St George's Square through Republic Street. Duration around 60mins. Learn More

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