FAA Visits Fort Manoel
When the Knights arrived in Malta in 1530, there were very few defences along the shores of the islands. After the victory of the Great Siege, the Knights made sure to defend Malta better, and their efforts were rewarded with an uninterrupted period of security.
Fort Manoel was one of the best forts that the Order ever built. Erected through the generosity of Grand Master Antonio Manoel de Vilhena, it provided security to the Marsamxett side of Valletta. It also provided security to the Lazzaretto, the quarantine hospital that the Order had on the island. The fort remained in use throughout the British period, and it was only after the end of World War Two that it was returned to the local government.
FAA are organising a visit to this fort providing an opportunity to view the restoration that has taken place, hear the stories of the fort and the island, and admire the views of Valletta from the other side. Join me, Vincent Zammit, for a walk of discovery at Fort Manoel.
Meeting Place would be near entrance gate to Fort Manoel (there will be the security)
Reservation against donation at: https://ticketengine.faa.org.mt/
Please note this event is for FAA members only – membership is also available on the ticket engine.