Return to Fort Manoel

Start Date & Time: 21/01/2018 - 10:00 am

End Date & Time: 21/01/2018 - 12:00 am

Price: 13

Inquire At: 20106428

You’ve heard the hype. But maybe you missed the boat. You’re in luck – the saga is not over yet. FAA introduces you to…

The Return to Fort Manoel.

 

When the Knights arrived in Malta in 1530, there were very few defences along the shores of the islands. After the victory of the Great Siege the Knights made sure to defend Malta better, and their efforts were rewarded with an uninterrupted period of security. Fort Manoel was one of the best forts that the Order built.

Erected through the generosity of Grand Master Antonio Manoel de Vilhena, it provided security to the Marsamxett side of Valletta. It also provided security to the Lazzaretto, the quarantine hospital that the Order had on the island. The Fort remained in use throughout the British period, and it was only after the end of World War Two that it was returned to the local government.

FAA are organising a visit to this fort providing an opportunity to view the restoration that has taken place, here the stories of the fort and the island, and admire the views of Valletta from the other side.

Join FAA and Vincent Zammit for a walk of discovery at Fort Manoel.

MEETING PLACE: Near entrance to Fort Manoel
MEETING TIME: 10:00 am, 21st January
RESERVE AT: ticketengine.faa.org.mt

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