In Guardia Parade


The In Guadia Parade is a re-enactment perfomance that portrays an authentic event used to take place from time to time inside Valletta’s Fort St. Elmo. The re-enactment shows theinspection of the fort and its garrison by the Grand Bailiff of the Order of the Knights of St. John who is responsible for the military affairs of the Order.

During this show, both the soldiers and knights of the fort’s garrison – some 70 of them – are dressed up in fine uniformsfrom the era. They also perform a military drill in order to show the Grand Bailiff the garrison’s state of readiness in the event of a military threat.

The show begins at 11.00 hrs and lasts for 40 minutes. You will be able to visit part of the fort only prior to the show, therefore it is recommended to enter the fort well before the show starts so that you can explore this historical fort.