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In 1726, Grand Master Manoel de Vilhena realised that Manoel Island could utilise its strategic position and military importance for the defence of western Valletta. Fort Manoel was built here for this very purpose. It was completed in 1726 in baroque style, one of the most remarkable military buildings in Europe. Its massive walls embraced a large Place d'Armes encircled by two tiers of arched barracks, which could accommodate 500 men.
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