The original Fort Saint Elmo was built in a star formation surrounded by tall fortified walls like this one named St. John Abercrombie’s Bastion. It marks the tip of the peninsula. On the left is the citadel’s front entrance. After the fortress was rebuilt in 1566, it continued to evolve through the centuries. But after WWII it never saw military action again and the Royal Malta Artillery left in 1972. Today you can visit the fort and explore the Maritime and National War Museums inside.