After two years of COVID restrictions, the magnificent Fort Manoel will be opening its doors once again to the public during an Open Day on Sunday, 1st May between 0900hrs and 1800hrs. This will give the public an opportunity to view the restoration works to date and enjoy the Fort and all it has to offer.
For those that are interested in the history and past of the Fort, three guided tours are planned at 1000hrs in Maltese, 1130hrs in English and 1500hrs in Maltese. Entrance to the Fort and the guided 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 the early years of 2000, Fort Manoel has stood majestically overlooking Marsamxett Harbour as a fine example to Malta’s baroque 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 further details kindly call on (+365) 2065 5500 or send an email to [email protected].