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In Guardia Parade

Quick Overview

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.
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Details

Fort St Elmo is under the management of HERITAGE MALTA. For further information about the fort itself and visits of the fort please write to info@heritagemalta.org. Tel: 22954000. When in doubt it is best to contact the Tourist Information Office at Auberge D'Italie, Merchants Street, Valletta. This office is also open on Sunday mornings from 09.00hrs onwards.
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