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In Guardia

In Guardia Parades are re-enactments of an authentic historical event, the regular inspection of the fort and garrison by the Grand Bailiff of the Order of the Knights of St. John in charge of military affairs. During the re-enactment the fort's garrison (some 70 in all), dressed in all its pomp, show off a range of military drills from the era.

The show is held on Sundays, almost all year round. The duration of the show is around 45 minutes. 

For exact dates, visit our events calendar.

When: January to July / September to December
Where: St. John's Cavalier, Vittoriosa (Birgu)

Getting there:

Bus no.2 leaves Bay 14 at Valletta Bus Terminus, every 15 minutes to reach Birgu in c. half an hour.

One may take advantage of this visit to explore Birgu and its historic attractions, e.g. Inquisitors Palace, Maritime Museum, Malta at War Museum and the Collachio area.

One may also visit Malta’s best flea market at Fortini football ground located just outside the town.  To finish off the tour of the town one may also relax for a coffee or snack at one of Birgu’s many restaurants.


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