Mellieħa Air-Raid Shelters

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Mellieħa Air-Raid Shelters information

Mellieħa , Malta
Street Triq il-Madonna tal-Għar
+356 7952 1970
adult/child €2.33/0.58
Opening hours
9am-3.30pm Mon-Sat
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Lonely Planet review

As you approach the sanctuary from the main street, steps to the left lead up to the entrance to the Mellieħa air-raid shelters, dug by hand to shelter the town's population from WWII bombs. It's one of the largest underground shelters in Malta, with a depth of 12m and a length of around 500m, and gives a haunting sense of what it was like to shelter down here – spooky mannequins and some furnishings bring home the cramped, damp environment.