World War II Shelter — Mosta, Malta
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel
N 35° 54.582 E 014° 25.572
33S E 448225 N 3974084
Quick Description: World War II Shelter underneath the main square in Mosta
Location: Malta
Date Posted: 2/25/2021 2:26:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM13VQK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ištván
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Long Description:

During World War II shelters needed to be constructed for protection from air raids. These were dug in the solid rock, the work on the shelter near the Rotunda parvis started in 1940 and was opened for use in 1941 after five months of digging. It was excavated by 15 skilled workers who worked in day and night shifts. It is 75 meters long and runs for 7 meters under the main square. Its design consists of 3 simple interconnecting corridors, with multiple entrances/exits and a few cubicles.
Today the shelter is open to the public (tickets in the church). An exhibition with everyday objects of the time, old photos and information boards shows the war times.
Mosta Local Council website

Admission Fee: 2€

Opening Days/Times:
Monday to Friday from 9:30 - 17:30; Saturday from 9:30 - 16:30; Sunday from 12:00 - 16:30


Related Website: Not listed

Supplementary Related Website: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Posting a picture(s) of the location would be nice although not required.
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