Visitor Attractions

SALUTING BATTERY

Battery Street, Valletta, Malta

Saluting Battery

The Old Saluting Battery stands on the lower part of the St. Peter and St. Paul Bastion. Originally built in the 16th century, it remained in continuous use up to 1960. The battery functioned as a master time keeper, as the gun shots at sunrise and sunset marked the beginning and end of the working day, as well as the opening or closing of the town gates.

The noon gun was fired to signal to mariners in the harbour the exact hour of mid-day, which was necessary for the regulation of watches on board ships for accurate navigation. The Saluting Battery was restored in 2005, complete with eleven original British 24-pounder cannons from the mid-late 19th century and volunteers dressed in uniforms of the time, representing the Royal Malta Artillery.

Location: Lower area of St. Peter and St. Paul Bastion, Valletta (right under the Upper Barracca Gardens).

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Elérhetőségek

  • Telefon: +356 21225277

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Általános információ

  • Hogyan közelíthető meg?: All buses heading towards Valletta.
  • Nyitvatartási napok:
    • Hétfő
    • Kedd
    • Szerda
    • Csütörtök
    • Péntek
    • Szombat
    • Vasárnap
  • Nyitvatartási idő: Opening Times: Mon to Sun between 10.00hrs & 17.00hrs. Closed: New Year's Eve, New Year, Good Friday, Easter, Santa Marija 15 August, Christmas Eve and Christmas.
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