Saluting Battery, Valletta

4.4
#3 of 60 in Museums in Malta
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.
Create an itinerary including Saluting Battery
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Saluting Battery Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
2,619 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • Really nice the saluting battery firing at noon, a must of Malta, not to miss, we can stay ner the cannons  more »
  • Unparalleled panoramic views from the historic waters-edge building of the Grand Harbour . This is truly an amazing place that sends you into history.  more »
Google
  • 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
Places to stay near Saluting Battery

Plan your trip to Valletta

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Valletta

See all ›
4.7
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.7
Duration:2 h
4.4
Duration:2 h
4.5
Duration:1 h

Side trips from Valletta

3.6
Duration:4 h 30 min
4.5
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.8
Duration:2 h
4.2
Duration:1 h

Historic Sites in Valletta

See all ›
4.6
Duration:2 h
4.4
Duration:30 min
4.7
Duration:2 h
4.8
Duration:1 h 30 min

Hidden gems in Valletta

4.2
Duration:2 h
4.8
Duration:3 h
4.4
Duration:2 h
4.3
Duration:2 h

Nearby attractions in Valletta

4.0
Duration:2 h
4.5
Duration:2 h
3.7
Duration:2 h
4.9
Duration:2 h
4.0
Duration:2 h
4.2
Duration:2 h
4.4
Duration:30 min
3.8
Duration:2 h