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2014 In Guardia Parade

Attend the In Guardia Parade and learn about the history of Malta

The In Guardia Parade is a re-enactment that portrays an authentic event that took place regularly inside important military fortifications in Malta and Gozo . The In Guardia Parade re-enactment portrays the inspection of the St. John's Cavalier in the town of Birgu and its garrison by the Grand Bailiff of the Order of the Knights of St. John in charge of military affairs.

During this event, the soldiers and knights of the forts garrison - some 55 re-enactors - are kitted-out in their finest uniforms and perform a military drill demonstrating to the Grand Bailiff the garrisons state of readiness in the event of a military threat.

In Guardia Parade
starts at 11.00 hrs and lasts 45 minutes and will be held be held be held at St. John's Cavalier (close to Couvre Porte), in Birgu (Vittoriosa).

One may be able to visit part of the fort prior or following In Guardia Parade.  The re-enactments are held according to schedule as above. However, in case of inclement weather or else due to some unforeseen circumstance the event may be cancelled without prior notice.  When in doubt it is best to contact the Tourist Information Office on +356 2291 5440/1/2.

Getting there:

Bus no.2 or no.3 leaves Bay 14 at Valletta Bus Terminus, every 15 minutes or so to reach Birgu in half an hour.  Both buses stop close by the bridge that connects the town of Birgu with the town of Bormla. The bus stop is called Cafe Riche. 

Dates for In Guardia Parade 2014:

02 March 2014
09 March 2014
23 March 2014
30 March 2014

06 April 2014
27 April 2014

04 May 2014
11 May 2014
25 May 2014

01 June 2014
08 June 2014
15 June 2014
22 June 2014
29 June 2014

06 July 2014
13 July 2014
13 July 2014

21 September 2014
28 September 2014

05 October 2014
12 October 2014
26 October 2014

02 November 2014
09 November 2014
16 November 2014
23 November 2014

28 December 2014



Birgu Special Event St. John's Cavalier (close to Couvre Porte), Birgu, Malta March 2, 2014 11:00 AM December 28, 2014 12:00 PM Malta Tourism Authority +356 2291 5440 Website
Adults 7 EUR, Children (6 - 12 years) and Students 3 EUR
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