The IN GUARDIA PARADE is a re-enactment that evokes an authentic event that took place regularly inside important military fortifications in Malta and Gozo. The re-enactment portrays the inspection of Fort St Elmo by the Grand Bailiff in charge of military affairs in order to ensure that the fort is in good condition to defend the Valletta peninsula and the two harbours situated on either side of it.
During the re-enactment, the soldiers and knights of the fort's garrison - some 50 re-enactors in all - are kitted out in their finest uniforms to perform their military drill in order to demonstrate to the Grand Bailiff their state of readiness in the event of a military threat.
The re-inactment is located at the Fort St. Elmo (Aug-May) and Grandmaster’s Palace (Jun-Jul) – both located in Valletta.
The show starts at 11.00 hrs and lasts 45 minutes.
Tickets at the gate:
Adults : € 7
Children (6 - 12 years): € 3
The In Guardia Parade is organised by the MALTA TOURISM AUTHORITY. For further information please write to [email protected]