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“Great view of the Grand Harbor!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Upper Barrakka Gardens

Upper Barrakka Gardens
Battery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1220, Malta
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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“Great view of the Grand Harbor!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Very nice gardens with amazing view! Nice flowers, places for photo ops and a great place to start your tour of Valetta! Must-see

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“Great views but......”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Yes a must see for the views and of course you cannot miss the noon day gun and the gardens are quite pleasant. Interesting to view the historic statues as well. The cafe is a joke, queue for ages and the locals get served first, the choice of snacks was unappealing and there was confusion behind the counter, we gave up.

Visited March 2014
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“Thomas Maitland memorial”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

In a corner of the gardens there's a tall column commemorating General Thomas Maitland. After a not particularly distinguished military career in the Napoleonic Wars, he became Governor of Malta (hence the memorial - the Maltese apparently called him "King Tom"), High Commisioner for the Ionian Islands (there's another memorial to him in Corfu town, near Cannon Point) and Governor of Ceylon, where he had a love affair with a beautiful Ceylonese dancing girl called Lovinia.

Visited December 2013
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“Fab views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Stumbled across the gardens just in time for tea and a cake from the cafe and for the noon cannon firing from the battery below.
Gardens full of Maltese families - always a good sign

Visited March 2014
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“Beautiful harbor view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

From street level one can take a lift up to the old city center by way of the Upper Barrakka Gardens. From there the views of the harbor are incredible! One can also find small cafes and public restrooms. A short walk takes visitors to the old city, the Museum of Fine Arts, great shopping, and many restaurants.

Visited March 2014
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