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Nearby recommended attractions:

Mdina Old City
Mdina Old City(Mdina)
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Historic Walking Areas
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Mdina Old City
Mdina Old City(Mdina)
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Historic Walking Areas
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St. John's Co-Cathedral
St. John's Co-Cathedral(Valletta)
Built between 1573 and 1577, this cathedral contains two masterpieces by Caravaggio.
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Sacred & Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Churches & Cathedrals
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St. John's Co-Cathedral
St. John's Co-Cathedral(Valletta)
Built between 1573 and 1577, this cathedral contains two masterpieces by Caravaggio.
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Sacred & Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Churches & Cathedrals
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Fort Rinella
Fort Rinella(Kalkara)
Owner description: 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... more Owner description: 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 minutes. To be able to do this, the fort was equipped with a novel steam-driven hydraulic set-up that enabled the gun to traverse and depress and its ammunition to be hoisted and loaded mechanically. On visiting this fort in 1889, the great French writer Jules Verne described it as a marvel of the industrial age which would render Malta safe for ever. Some say that this is the place from where he got the idea of writing his famous novel a 'Voyage to the Moon', where a man is stuffed into a large projectile and fired from a large gun onto the moon!Originally, the 100-ton gun was built by Sir William George Armstrong of Newcastle in 1878, to equip a new class of Italian battleships - the Duilio class. This caused a serious stir between Britain and Italy which led to the former to obtain examples of the same gun to secure Malta and Gibraltar against a potential Italian seaborne attack.The Armstrong 100-ton gun has a calibre of 17.72-Inches (45cm). It is 35 feet long and has an overall weight of 156 tons making it the world's largest muzzle-loading cannon ever built. It used a quarter of a ton of gun powder to propel its monster shells up to a maximum range of eight miles. At that range it could pierce anything up to 21-inches of ship armour! The gun at Fort Rinella and another at Napier of Magdala Battery in Gibraltar are the sole surving examples today. The fort has recently undergone extensive restoration and improvement. A new 20-minute audio-visual outlining the history of the fort and its gun has also been added and is included in all guided tours.RE-Live History at Fort Rinella - Every afternoon from Monday to Saturday!Throughout the year, from Monday to Saturday at 14.00Hrs sharp, Fort Rinella is brought back to life complete with late 19th century Victorian soldiers who will take visitors on an animated tour around the fort. This tour combines excellent guiding with live and colourful historical re-enacting including military signalling, firing of rifles, bayonet practice, military cooking and more. Much use of original period equipment and weapons is made throughout this tour. All this goes to provide an enjoyable and long lasting experience to visitors. less
Attraction type: Military Museums
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Ali Baba
Ali Baba
Ranked #1 of 54 Restaurants in Il Gzira
Cuisines: Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Anciova
Anciova
Ranked #2 of 54 Restaurants in Il Gzira
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups
Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Sorrisi Cafe & Pasta
Sorrisi Cafe & Pasta
Ranked #3 of 54 Restaurants in Il Gzira
Price: US$ 5 - US$ 12
Cuisines: Italian, Cafe, European, Mediterranean
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good Thaimes
Good Thaimes
Ranked #4 of 54 Restaurants in Il Gzira
Price: US$ 5 - US$ 11
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Pub
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Maharaja
Maharaja
Ranked #5 of 54 Restaurants in Il Gzira
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa
5.0 of 5
Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa
US$ 94 - US$ 291
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in San Anton
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Grand Hotel Gozo
4.0 of 5
Grand Hotel Gozo
US$ 68 - US$ 235 ()
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Mgarr
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Park Lane Aparthotel
4.0 of 5
Park Lane Aparthotel
US$ 51 - US$ 201 (€ 43 - € 171)
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Qawra
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Strand Suites
3.0 of 5 Strand Suites
US$ 85 - US$ 148
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Euro Guesthouse
3.0 of 5 Euro Guesthouse
US$ 92 - US$ 139 (€ 78 - € 118)
Ranked #2 of 3 Il Gzira B&B and Inns
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands
5.0 of 5
Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands
US$ 94 - US$ 481 (€ 80 - € 409)
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Mellieha
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

The Palace
5.0 of 5
The Palace
US$ 81 - US$ 270
Ranked #1 of 28 Hotels in Sliema
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The Palace
5.0 of 5
The Palace
US$ 81 - US$ 270
Ranked #1 of 28 Hotels in Sliema
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The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux
5.0 of 5
The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux
US$ 188 - US$ 562
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Mdina
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.