Fort St Angelo opens its doors to the public
The cultural and historical scene in Malta has been improving greatly over the past few years. From annual events to restoration works on the country's national treasure, it seems like we're truly upping our game in the sector! The latest news? Fort St Angelo will finally be reopening its doors to the public after years of works.
The Fort was built by the Order of St John in the 1500s, although it was originally a castle called Castrum Maris in medieval times. The Order then rebuilt it and used it as their central headquarters up until the construction of the capital, Valletta, right across the harbour.
The Fort will open starting from the 1st of November, daily between 9am and 5pm, with the final visitors being accepted into the fort until 4:30pm. Entrance tickets have been set by Heritage Malta at 8 Euro for adults, 5 Euro for seniors and students and 3 Euro for children. Visitors can also buy the Birgu Pass from Heritage Malta, which also gives access to the Inquisitors’ Palace and the Maritime Museum (well worth your time when in Birgu). A Birgu Pass costs 13 Euro for adults, 9 Euro for seniors and students and 7 Euro for children.
Besides the history of the Fort, its position at the tip of the Vittoriosa peninsula gives it an amazing view over Malta's Grand Harbour, and some really good lunch options are close by too!