Fort Saint Angelo

Local nameFortizza Sant’ Anġlu
LocationIl-Fgura, Malta

Fort St. Angelo is a bastioned fort in Birgu, Malta, located at the centre of the Grand Harbour. It was originally built in the medieval period as a castle called the Castrum Maris. It was rebuilt by the Order of Saint John as a bastioned fort called Fort Saint Angelo between the 1530s and the 1560s, and it is best known for its role as the Order's headquarters during the Great Siege of Malta of 1565. A major reconstruction to designs of Carlos de Grunenbergh took place in the 1690s, giving the fort its current appearance.

The fort was garrisoned by the British from 1800 to 1979, at times being classified as a stone frigate known as HMS Egmont or later HMS St Angelo. The fort suffered considerable damage during World War II, but it was later restored. In 1998, the upper part of the fort was handed to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

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Opening hours

Closed until further notice

More information and contact


Official website

Phone +35625401800

Address Birgu Waterfront, Birgu, Malta

Coordinates 35°53'31.316" N 14°31'5.552" E

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