Fort St Angelo
The great siege 1565 road, Vittoriosa (Birgu)
Historical Site

Fort St Angelo is the jewel in the crown of The Maltese Islands’ military heritage. According to legend, the fort stands on the site of a fortified Roman settlement. When the Knights arrived on the Island in 1530, the Fort became the seat of the Grand Master of the Order. It was to play a heroic role in the Great Siege of 1565, when, against all odds, it managed to repel a formidable Saracen armada. The epic resistance of the Knights during the three-month siege gave the Fort its legendary status.

In the 19th century, the British took over the Fort and in 1912 it was officially listed as a ship, first as HMS Egmont and then in1933 it was renamed HMS St. Angelo. More recently, the Government granted the Order of the Knights of St John the upper part of the fort, comprising the magisterial palace and St Anne's Chapel.

Photo credits: Mario Galea on and Birgu Local Council Facebook page.

Opening Hours
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Last admission at 16:30. Closed on 24, 25 and 31 December, 1 January and Good Friday.
Ticket Prices
Adults 18-59 years € 8.00
Youths 12-17 years € 5.00
Senior 60+ € 5.00
Students € 5.00
Children 6-11 years € 3.00
Infants 1-5 years Free
Nearby Attractions
Historical Site
Lower Barrakka , Quarry Wharf, Valletta
Landmark Garden
Vittoriosa (Birgu)
Marina Street, Vittoriosa (Birgu)