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Fort Rinella

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Fort Rinella in Kalkara,was built in 1878. This fort is not only a unique remnant of Malta's recent British colonial past, but it is also the world's first mechanical fort which enabled its small garrison to fire a monstrous 100-ton gun every six...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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St.Rocco Road, Kalkara, Island of Malta CSP11, Malta
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent experience. Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff in period uniforms. Great tour. Recommended.

Thank GibsonsFruGal
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

While being a bit outside of Valetta, it is well worth the travel. It is a well preserved fortification, with a great tour and awesome guides. Everything is explained, various kinds of guns used in the British empire. You can even try one out. Also...More

Thank Aaaa B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fort Rinella is a bit out of the way, but well worth a visit during your stay in Malta. You will be hard pressed to find a more friendly, passionate enthusiastic - and knowledgeable team than Jeremy, Richard and David. The signalling, bayonet and musket...More

Thank Steveo070385
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I always enjoy going here, and taking friends. The staff are wonderful, friendly, and so knowledgeable. Time passed very quickly with the displays of rifles, and bayonets, and signalling. The highlight was being a ,e to fire o e of the guns, for one of...More

Thank Patricia J
Reviewed 4 days ago

This fort is a little further out from other historical attractions of the Malta Valletta area but well worth a visit. The fort was constructed to house the Victorian period 100 ton gun which fires the 1 ton shell. The whole fort was brought to...More

Thank vernonaldensmith
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A fort constructed in the late Victorian period to defend the entrance to Valletta harbour from (then) modern gunnery. The 100 ton gun at Fort Rinella together with an identical one at Fort Cambridge guarded the approaches of the harbour. Great presentations by the staff....More

Thank BrianValletta
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although it may look difficult to get to, it’s actually quite straightforward, as the NGO that runs it also runs the Saluting Battery in Valletta, so you can buy your ticket there and hop on the free bus they provide at 12.20ish. When you get...More

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was excellent and very interesting with a lot of different things and new things to learn and they also have lower floor things like bombs and a big huge cannon of 100 tons there also are tours with the whole site and you can...More

Thank svenagius
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a brilliant day visiting Fort Rinella; the staff were great, very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. There is a very impressive collection to look at in the museum and the 100 tonne gun is definitely worth looking at. We learnt a lot about history...More

Thank katyefg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time. So much fun. Lots of history to listen to and watch. Enjoyed our day from beginning to end. Went directly from watching the noon day fun. Took the free transportation. Allow for 4 hours to take in the full experience....More

Thank Sharon G
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Foxtrot426
20 June 2018|
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Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
Main tour is about an hour. Also talk/demo on history of rifles for 30 mins and firing of a smaller canon. You can also wander round and have a snack. Took about 2 to 2 and a half hours in total.
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JoseSammut
1 November 2015|
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Response from yulius888 | Property representative |
Once a year on May 5th or closest Sunday. A 20 kilogram blank charge is fired but it is loud enough
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Cricketman_10
18 September 2015|
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Response from Mario F | Property representative |
Yes 80% of the fort is accessible to wheelchair users. please do not hesitate our staff at the gate to help you out if you need to. our soldiers will also be very happy to assist you once you reach the fort.
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