For all the history buffs that also enjoy recent history, the Lascaris War Rooms are a real treat.
Built and used during living memory, they’re a great monument to the complex military operations that were carried out during World War II and to the crucial role that Malta played during the war.
They used to be the British War Headquarters during the Second World War, which basically means that the important military heads of the time got together here to form all the important defence and offense plans for the island and other locations in the Mediterranean against Axis invasion.
However, apart from this role in the past, they had another crucial part to play in even more recent history. Read below to find out more.
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The Lascaris War Rooms are simple to find since they are in the capital, Valletta. All main bus routes from Maltese localities end their route at the Valletta Bus Terminus, so from there, it should be easy enough to make your way over.
The place is best reached by walking from the open space between Castille and the Upper Barrakka Gardens and taking the steps into Battery Street. If, on the other hand, you’ve just gotten off a bus at the terminus, you can walk to Battery Street directly. Signs are clearly visible in both cases.
Alternatively, you can go into the Saluting Battery in the Upper Barrakka Gardens and purchase your tickets from there and ask for directions.
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