Open Day at Fort Manoel

Once again, the magnificent Fort Manoel will open its doors during an Open Day on Sunday 8th March between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm, giving the public another opportunity to view the restoration works to date and enjoy the fort in all its former glory.

Two guided tours are planned for the open day at 11.30 am (English) and 2.30 pm (Maltese). Entrance to the Fort and the tours are free of charge.

Built in the early years of 1700’s by the Grand Master Antonio Manoel de Vilhena of the Knights of St. John and restored to its former glory by MIDI plc in early years of 2000, Fort Manoel has stood majestically overlooking Marsamxett Harbour as a fine example to Malta’s baroque military architecture since the early 18th century.

The restored fort offers a gem of French military architecture designed by the Knights architect Charles Francois de Mondion and a rich history which includes being used as an extension of the Lazzaretto Hospital in the 1800’s and re-named HMS Phoenicia by the British.

Parking will be available on Manoel Island. For more details, you may call 2065 5500 or send an email to More information is also available on the Manoel Island Malta Facebook page.

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