Three Cities

Three Cities, Valletta: Address, Three Cities Reviews: 4.5/5

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Toby
London, UK49 contributions
Couples
We stayed in Cospicua / Bormla at the top of the hill and spent a lot of time wandering slowly around. It’s very pretty and friendly although beware of the hills!

Taking the ferry across to Valletta is simple and includes a ticket for the Barrakka lift although we also paid a boatman to take us across in one of the little outboard traditional wooden boats which was wonderful!

There are several good restaurants here and the convenience shop is very helpful. A walk around the ramparts of each city is highly recommended.
Written April 15, 2022
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angelica p
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Get away from the crowd Valletta and San Julian... Go up to the Upper Barrakka Gardens, pay 1 euro for the elevator and reach the port in 2 minutes. There, buy a tickets for 2,80 both ways on the catamaran and in less than 10 minutes you can enjoy relax and peace in front of the port that gathers the "3 cities". Best!
Written July 15, 2022
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Laura M
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A fabulous place to visit by boat.
As you come into the harbour you see many boats and the towns.
We visited the war museum in the town which was fascinating and you could go down into the bunker with hardhats on and see where people used to go for safety. Well worth a visit for 1 hour. There is also a fort you can visit which is on my wishlist when I visit again. There are some nice places you can visit for food.
In addition you can get one of the traditional to and from Valetta which we did on the way back to Valetta.
Reminded me similarly to Portofino in Italy.
Well worth a visit when you visit Malta
The boat over there only takes 5/10 minutes maxiumum.
Written October 10, 2021
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Coryy20
Port of Spain, Trinidad4,582 contributions
Solo
The Three cities is accessible from the Birgu area. You can admire from across the waters or you can pay a small fee to go to the city by boat. There it is more laid back than Valletta. If you dont wish to visit you can admire how beautiful it is and the hundreds of boat docked at its harbour.
Written July 5, 2020
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eggtimer2016
Cambridge, UK39 contributions
You must visit and walk the area when it is cool though there is plenty of shade. The lift to it from gardens upper levels takes you to the public ferry across the road. Nice modern bridge when yoi arrive and you can walk and catch buses.Easy and lovely. You explare what you can see high up in the gardens UP THE LIFT. You can get back by bus to Valetta and use of lifts are free after 6 p.m. i.e. when cooler.
Written September 28, 2020
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Nigel B
Wakefield, UK923 contributions
Couples
You can reach the Three Cities by bus No3/4 from Valletta or by ferry from oppose the upper Barrakka lift 2,80 return. The latter is more exciting. There are several museums (eg War Museum, Inquisitors House), cafes bars and restaurants and all within walking distance.
Written February 19, 2020
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WessexWanderer
Dorchester, UK52 contributions
We found that the ferry terminal on Birgu was closed for reconstruction and we started off with a longer walk than expected to the main sites. Then we found that the Maritime Museum is closed for a total refurbishment. But there is a nice central square and the Inquisitor's Palace was worth a visit.
Written May 5, 2022
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Suzanne D
Bath, UK192 contributions
An absolute must on your explore of Valletta and area. Hop onto the little boat taxis and take in the scenery as you cross over to Victoriosa, where you'll find all sorts of treasures, including the Malta at War Museum, Malta Maritime Museum and The Inquisitor's Palace. There is a charming square above the water front with exquisite architecture and a very lovely restaurant - Bebirgu, which is also known as San Lawrenz Band Club.
Written June 19, 2022
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Mrs. E
Rottingdean, UK102 contributions
I went to Three cities with open mind and was disappointed. There is nothing really to see - just run down town. Not even historic really - just old apartment buildings. My hubby went to war museum - he said it was ok, I couldn't be bother as 13 euro was bit much for me to go and not enjoy.
If you want to enjoy old city and beautiful buildings I recommend Mdina.
Written October 7, 2021
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shir1027
New York City, NY96 contributions
Start your trip with a 30 mins ferry tour of the Grand Harbor (for 8 Euro, it's a pretty good deal!), then ask to be dropped off in Vittoriosa and begin your exploration from there. Return to Valetta before sunset and enjoy the view during dusk. The golden hour = no filter needed for your photos.
Written February 16, 2020
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