Manoel Island in Malta

Malta Travel Guide

Manoel Island is a small landmass located off the Maltese capital of Valletta.  It is situated in the Marsamxett Harbour, the body of water located to the north of Valletta.

A fort was built on the island by the Portugues between 1723 and 1755.  It is today considered to be a marvel of 18th century military engineering.

During the second World War, Manoel Fort was used as a navy base by the Royal Navy.

Manoel Island in Malta
Manoel Island, Malta

The island is currently home to a yacht marina.  It is connected to the Malta mainland by a bridge.

Visitors can enjoy an excellent view of the historic fort from Hastings Gardens in Valletta.

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