Fort St. Elmo

Local nameFort St. Elmo
LocationSliema, Malta

Fort Saint Elmo is a star fort in Valletta, Malta. It stands on the seaward shore of the Sciberras Peninsula that divides Marsamxett Harbour from Grand Harbour, and commands the entrances to both harbours along with Fort Tigné and Fort Ricasoli. It is best known for its role in the Great Siege of Malta of 1565.

Tags FortHistoricalMuseumWheelchair AccessibleUNESCO
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Valletta Small-Group Walking Tour from 24 USD
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Opening hours

Mon - Sun: 9 am - 6 pm
Last admission 5:30 pm

Closed: Dec 24, 25, 31, Jan 1, Good Friday


Adults (18 - 59 years): €10
Youths (12 - 17 years), Senior Citizens (60 years & over), and Students: €7.50
Children (6 -11 years): €5.50
Infants (1 -5 years): Free

More information and contact


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More on Malta's official tourist website


Phone +356 21 233088

Address St. Elmo Pl., Valletta, VLT 1741, Malta

Coordinates 35°54'7.274" N 14°31'7.69" E

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