Vittoriosa Waterfront - Birgu Waterfront

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Vittoriosa Waterfront - Birgu Waterfront

Vittoriosa Waterfront - Birgu Waterfront
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Nikos T
138 contributions
Jan 2020
Tottaly different part of Valleta. Much closer to daily life than Valleta which is only history and tourists. The restaurants are charasteristic of local cusine and the prices way more logical. Finally best views of Valleta
Written January 28, 2020
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bwanaalan
Salisbury, UK235 contributions
Feb 2020
On a whim we took one of the tiny ferry boats back from near the Maritime Museum in Vittoriosa to the Valetta waterfront. It’s a leisurely crossing that gives time to appreciate the grand surroundings. Not as cheap as the big ferries - because you’ll pay separately for the Barraka elevator if you want it – but far more romantic and still a bargain.

The battle of wills between the ferryman, who wants to delay in the hope of attracting more customers, and his colleagues who urge him to depart quickly in the hope of bagging the next clients for themselves, guarantees some entertainment. We the customers are just pawns in the game. Relax and enjoy!

A real treat after our afternoon’s sight-seeing in Vittoriosa.
Written March 14, 2020
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Paula H
15 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
What a beautiful little place ! We arrived in Malta early morning and it was warm... rejoice !! Decided to take a taxi as Birgu only 15 mins away .... Didn't go quite as planned (Top tip alert... When you arrive at Malta airport, don't go straight outside to pick up a taxi, you have to go to the taxi booth, just next to the exit, and book & pay for your taxi upfront, you will be given a ticket with a number...only then go outside and the drivers will call out your number ) Taxis have to be booked, you can't pick them up off the street. We finally got our taxi but he had no idea where the apartment was ( or the street !) And we was dropped in the middle of Birgu to find our own way.
We stayed at a lovely private apartment called Harbour View and it was great.
Birgu had some great restaurants ( try Cargo) and being on the waterfront is stunning but please do try some bars and restaurants in the main square as they are just as nice and lots cheaper.
Go to Valletta...its incredible but take the water taxi ( not the small boats) as when you get there you have a free pass up the lift to the old town of Valletta ( the lift is essential as it's 300 steps to the top ) and be prepared to walk up and down steep streets ... Valletta is not flat !! But it is so worth it. Fort St Angelo is a must if you are either a History Buff, a Forces Veteran ( or serving) or a Game of Thrones fan.... it covers all 3 and has some amazing views, be aware though...you have to climb quite a lot of steps to get to reception.
Did we find the sun ? Oh yes and then some !! We basked in 27° and although it went a little cooler at night it was still warm... watch for those Mozzies though ( remember your on the waterfront).
A wonderful trip... would I go again? Try and stop me x
Written November 2, 2019
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Roberts69
Northampton, UK15,159 contributions
Aug 2019
A nice area to explore with an interesting marina and great views of this historic city. Do visit the Malta at War museum and also Fort St. Angelo whilst on Birgu as both are very interesting (See my other reviews). Walking Birgu's streets is also a very pleasant experience if you like to explore.
Written July 4, 2020
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Andrea R
Fort Worth, TX90 contributions
Jun 2019
Get a city map and take a leisurely walk along this beautiful waterfront. There are a lot of interesting buildings and sites to see and the sea breeze will definitely make the walk very pleasant.
Written September 17, 2019
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Amanda S
Island of Malta, Malta17 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
A very nice place with restaurants and fort saint Angelo to visit. Lots of yachts and sailing boats to look at, a pleasant walk or jog to have. There are lots of canons and train part to see and take pictures with. The scene is really spectacular as you can see most of the grand harbour and valletta, it's a piece of history. Always a nice visit. Just a small note maybe if some refurbishment is done on the public restrooms will complete the place 😊
Written March 31, 2018
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thetravellingmanUk
uk9,668 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
My wife and I took one of the little 'Luzzu' style boats from Valletta to Vittoriosa, it was a nice short boat trip, only six of us on it plus the boatman. Cost was 2 euros each.
Just after the boat 'docked' and we got off, we spotted a 'Road Train' which offered a tour of Vittoriosa, Senglea, Cospicua and Kalkara for 8 euros each. We did the tour which was interesting and had live commentary. The Road Train dropped us off again at the pick-up point back in Vittoriosa around 40 minutes later after the tour.
We popped across the road to a café and had cold drinks which we sat outside to drink.
We then walked a bit further along Vittoriosa Waterfront, and just to be different, took a ferry back to Valletta, cost 1 euro and 50 cents each.
All in all, a great and interesting day out.
Vittoriosa Waterfront is very scenic.
Written June 22, 2017
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Byroenius
Seattle, WA564 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Il Birgu, or also known as Citta Vittoriosa is a fortified city south of the Grand harbor in Malta. Fort Saint Angelo is found here along it’s beautiful harbors
Written February 7, 2020
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paulnF4256YN
Sunshine Coast, Australia13 contributions
Dec 2019
Just when you think you've seen everything you need to see in Valetta, this is a must. The streets are quiet, the views are magnificent and cafes a plenty.
Written January 21, 2020
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koolkat91
Salzburg, Austria177 contributions
Sep 2019
Reachable with the local bus service,this waterfront area is a great photo Motive.You can walk just past the Fort and to the Seashore,where you, ll see a fabulous view across the Harbour towards La Valletta Waterfront and Harbour.Possibile to walk around the town with Toilets near the boat moorings in the inner bay.Quite a steep walk back up to the main part of the town,however there is a bus route where you can wait for the local bus.careful walking around the waterfront as its slippery,being directly by the sea front.
Written October 4, 2019
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