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Upper Barrakka Gardens

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Battery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1220, Malta
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely gardens and absolutely amazing views over the grand harbour and Birgu and Fort St Angelo in the distance. There is a talking telescope so you can view over the water close up. The gardens are a memorial for those various country's that fought in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kh1354
Reviewed 3 days ago

Each step you take towards the Upper Barrakka Gardens is a step back in history. At the end of your walk you are rewarded with a panoramic window overlooking the past - The fortified walls of The Three Cities. Placed strategically there, against the back...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Louisefontana
Reviewed 3 days ago

Thankfully this is a free experience. Walk from the square over to the gentle and cool spaces. Revel in the magnificent views over to Sliema, the grand harbour and the other cities below. Spend an hour just contemplating what the Knight's view was, the Turks...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MargaretAnn
Reviewed 6 days ago

Such an experience and lovely to see so many people enjoying the facilities and sights. The views are amazing

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JanC02
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasant gardens with a fantastic view overlooking the harbour and across to the Three Cities. Be there just before midday and watch the cannon being fired.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FalmouthRob
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From here you get a fantastic view of Valletta harbour, would recommend for a relaxing visit and great photo opportunities

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GeorgeKeen64
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must stop if in Valetta - if not for the cute little garden, at least for the panoramic view of the three cities.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank macha1904
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are gorgeous, but the view is incredible. If you're Game of Thrones fan, you'll appreciate this site even more since some of the scenes were filmed here. A must see when visiting Valletta.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Di E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sat in the sun by the cafe having drinks and soaking in the atmosphere. Chatted to some locals and really enjoyed.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Texmexducks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spectacular scenery, a good place to sit and watch the beautiful sea. Just meditate and be thankful for each second you are alive on this earth.

Date of experience: December 2018
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November 9, 2015|
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Response from cab_eden | Reviewed this property |
It is at the opposite side of Valetta which involves walking uphill and steps or you can walk around the perimeter wall of Valletta
September 21, 2015|
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Response from eileenanddavid2015 | Reviewed this property |
Looks like it's open longer in summer than winter!
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January 26, 2015|
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Response from wessex-andy | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, but it's a winding route. Go through the short tunnel and follow round to the left to Victoria Gate. Through the gate and turn left up the steps and at the top turn right over the bridge (the Bridge Bar is worth... More