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San Anton Gardens

Attard, Island of Malta, Malta
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Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Attard
Type: Gardens
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Loved the layout and the ambience. You go back in time when you walk through the gates which is probably why some of the earlier episodes of Game of Thrones were filmed there.

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Leicester
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40 reviews 40 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The gardens once belonged to the Presidential Palace. They are laid out in a formal style with sahy paths, bedding and a central pond complete with duck house and home to swans and ducks. They are free to enter and provide a welcome respite from the heat. They are in complete contrast to the aridness of much of the island.... More

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Haacht
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178 reviews 178 reviews
91 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It is a perfect place to visit during the summer when it gets very hot in Malta. Plenty of trees which will give a much appreciated shade. There are also some nice fountains, ponds, flower beds, a bird aviary and good footpaths. The gardens at the side were not that well-kept, but the main part is very tidy. I was... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Visited these gardens on a Saturday morning. I'm no wildlife expert but saw swans, peacock and swimming tortoises that I guess were turtles! Enough to keep children occupied - the maze was just their height! As very hot could have done with a cafe rather than just the kiosk outside the entry gate. Gardens immaculate with Italian style fountains.

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Galway, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We spent a few hours in these lovely gardens one day while on our trip in Malta. They have some lovely plants and trees along with water features. Along with the fish, birds and tortoises that feature in these ponds and fountains they also have a small area of large bird cages with different species in each. Admission is free... More

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Alton, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Found an ancient black and white photo from 1974/5 in an old photo album that belonged to my Mum and with the help of the MALTA Facebook group identified it as San Anton Gardens. Made a point of visiting last week when in Malta. Very quiet and very peaceful, despite being right in the middle of the town of Attard.... More

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Balzan, Malta
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Mediterranean can be quite challenging, but San Anton Palace and its Gardens owe their origin to the Knight Antoine de Paule, a French knight from the Langue de Provence, who was elected 54th Grand Master of the Order of St. John in 1623. Worth a visit for its historical value or simply to have a relaxing time in the cool... More

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Larne, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
14 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Without Fail we visit the Gardens of San Anton. A beautiful & Peaceful Setting to just Relax and Unwind. Visit and Enjoy. U will not be let Down. Whilst there why not visit the Presidents Kitchen for Lunch!

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Poole, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I was recommended to visit these gardens before I came to Malta and had time to spend a morning walking around. There are ponds with turtles, goldfish and ducks and swans all nestling amongst the well laid out gardens. Near the centre was a building which displayed many working models of craftsmen in Malta and donations were requested for it's... More

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Chester
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Lovely layout with shady nooks, some nice stone sculptures, pretty ponds and a proud noisy peacock! Charming walk through the palace courtyard and tea shop across a lane. Some scrummy vegetable plots and beautiful swans on small lake.

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