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Upper Barrakka Gardens

Battery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1220, Malta
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Watton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We visit Malta several times a year and most evenings of our visits, after a meal, we take a walk to these gardens. Not only are the gardens well maintained, the harbor views magnificent we always seem to get talking to other visitors to the gardens, quite often Maltese residents who also enjoy this area. We were a bit disappointed... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

These are very nice though small gardens situated at the south point of Valletta (not far from the main entrance to the city). The balcony offers a very nice view of the harbor and the 3 cities. One can also watch from above the saluting battery (to see it from close there is an entrance fee).

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Stayed by the Gardens. You really need to see it. The view is breathtaking on the Bay. Across the Bay you can see the Three Cities Harbor. The Garden is really good and looks like an Oasis in the Stone Old City of Valletta with a little fountain with a bunch of cats, who pretty much own it. There are... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Good views of the Grand Harbour day or night, use the 'modern' looking lift to get up or down. Free to go down, pay to go up!

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Costa Calma, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Nice views in the afternoon. A bit busy but I guess it depends when and what time you go at. They fire the cannons at 12 and 4pm so try to go around that time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Great place to view the canon display at 12.00 and 16.00, a lovely stop even if you're visiting between these times. A very welcome pretty oasis after pacing the busy main market streets of Valletta.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Being as it is a fairly high vantage point, Barrakka Gardens offers fantastic views of Malta in all directions. This small but relaxing park, provides a lush area to escape the sounds and bustle of the rest of Malta. A clean a tidy space, it includes a lovely cafe and has the new addition of modern lifts to provide speedy... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Very clean, WiFi zone near the entrance. Clean and family friendly, overlooks the harbor great views can get busy though especially close to midday.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I had been waiting a year to come here, I am glad I did it's another part of Malta to explore, it isn't very special though, but definitely fun to watch! In the mornings and afternoons they re-enact gunshots being fired, it is nice to see.

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Minsk, Belarus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Very cool place, which is in stark contrast with the rest of Valletta because of a variety here is a lot of plants. There are fountains with water (were very useful in the heat), benches and free Wi-Fi. Also its offers a magnificent view of the Grand Harbour and of Saluting Battery, which produces a volley at noon. These Gardens... More

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