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Fort St Elmo guarding the entrance towards Marsamxett Harbour and the Grand Harbour.

Fort St Elmo guarding the entrance towards Marsamxett Harbour and the Grand Harbour.

Those looking for the impressive red rock buildings that serve as the front of the Red Keep in King's Landing need only look no further than Fort Ricasoli in La Valletta, Malta. Various parts of the city have been filmed while representing the seat of kings in Westeros, most noticeably the star-shaped barricades that surround the city and the front gates used as the gates of the Red Keep. Visitors will notice that the city is visibly paler than it appears in the television show as the colour…

Those looking for the impressive red rock buildings that serve as the front of the Red Keep in King's Landing need only look no further than Fort Ricasoli in La Valletta, Malta. Various parts of the city have been filmed while representing the seat of kings in Westeros, most noticeably the star-shaped barricades that surround the city and the front gates used as the gates of the Red Keep. Visitors will notice that the city is visibly paler than it appears in the television show as the colour…

Malta - Fort St Elmo, stands on the seaward shore of the Sciberras Peninsula that divides Marsamxett Harbour from Grand Harbour, and commands the entrances to both harbours. The Fort was a small star-shaped design with angled bastions. The walls were relatively thin  and they were no higher than the level of the ground behind the Fort. It lacked any outworks as is normally the case its purpose was to defend against any invaders from the sea and it afforded no protection from any land…

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Malta - Fort St Elmo, stands on the seaward shore of the Sciberras Peninsula that divides Marsamxett Harbour from Grand Harbour, and commands the entrances to both harbours. The Fort was a small star-shaped design with angled bastions. The walls were relatively thin and they were no higher than the level of the ground behind the Fort. It lacked any outworks as is normally the case its purpose was to defend against any invaders from the sea and it afforded no protection from any land…

Fort Manoel, Sliema, Malta

Fort Manoel, Sliema, Malta

A view of the manmade Portomaso Harbour from the Portomaso Business Tower.

Valletta Grand Harbour, Malta. An amazing harbour & has to be seen to appreciate how BIG it is. We took the harbour boat tour...well worth it.

Valletta Grand Harbour, Malta. An amazing harbour & has to be seen to appreciate how BIG it is. We took the harbour boat tour...well worth it.

Sliema and St. Julian's, Malta

Sliema and St. Julian's, Malta

Illustrious enters Grand Harbour of Malta.

Illustrious enters Grand Harbour of Malta.

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