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- So beautiful and more interesting than we could have imagined. The garden is peaceful, pretty and immaculately maintained by the volunteers who are so welcoming. A 10 minute video of the history and restoration sets the scene if you want it and makes the wander around the tombs more interesting. There is still more stones being identified and reconstructed and shows the enormous task which has been so expertly completed so far. Well worth the 10 minute walk from the Bus station to see something so unique.Written November 10, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- I found this area a it low-key. When I visited there were no one close by. The church is close to Independence square more to the back end of the spacious runway and less flocked by tourist. There is a beautiful and tranquil garden opposite this church.. I recommend.. just cross the main road from the church amd you are there.
St.Publius was one of the people on the island before St. Paul was shipwrecked. So this church (built in limestone) hold lots of history for the maltese people.
Seems a nice church but just not in a very popular in my view.Written July 12, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Most of the cruise ships docked along Vallette Waterfront which was near to the Barrakka Gardens and old town. It was nice to stroll along the waterfront with many cafes and souvenir shops there. Front there, you could take the Barrakka Lift up to the Victory Square level to continue with your trip in Vallette.Written September 7, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- lovely place at the end of the Mall in Floriana. surprisingly empty but vey well kept. lots of benches to sit on and excellent views from the terraces. the botanical gardens section looks interesting. you ring a bell to gain access but we were never able to attract the attention of whoever was inside! I'd say keep trying as it looks interesting.Written June 5, 2019
- We were at a concert by the Malta Philharmonic and the Kor Malta, mostly beautifully performed. Externally, it's ornate and neo-Gothic - very steep steps up - internally plainer in the Methodist style because that's what it used to be, a Methodist Church. Incidentally, the first building in Malta to use electric light, and named after the composer of the national anthem. Lovely stately internal arches, simple stained glass behind the altar. Excruciating hard chairs. Fortunately, the concert was only an hour and a quarter. Lovely acoustics.Written April 14, 2019
- I am truly amazed at the wealth of this gem of a church building, Sarria Church in Floriana. Malta. It has stood solemn and gave service for hundreds of years. At present it houses a few elderly Jesuits who still give sterling service be it in daily Holy Masses for those keen on learned Jesuits ministering as well as to civil servants who attend the mid-day Holy Mass 9 months a year (during full civil service full day roster). These Jesuits rather than retiring to the Order's old Jesuits' house in Naxxar and being removed from contact with the faithful, decided to still form part of the Floriana community where people from all over the island can still easily come for their Masses, confession or just to chat!Written August 21, 2018
- An impressive memorial commemorating all those who perished in WW2 in Malta. Flanked by tablets it is an impressive monument, but it is difficult to get to safely. Be very careful waalking to it as the traffic is very busy.Written September 12, 2021
- My wife and I were staying at the Hotel Phoenicia adjacent to the gardens. A nice place for an evening stroll, and admire the gardens. Well kept and tidy.Written September 12, 2021
- A slice of history here, in what looks like an elaborate drinking well. It has been designed so that Horses can drink from the trough area. This tower is seriously ancient and was part of a viaduct that carried water from the centre of the island. Incredible. The tower has since been restored, and a great job has been done to it. Look out for the many cats hanging around. They have come to enjoy a lunch station for cats, just a few yards away.Written March 26, 2019
- A nice and well maintained garden at the end of Valletta but it is situated in Floriana. Relaxing on the benches after a long walk is a must...... while enjoying the stunning views of the Valletta Harbour you will surely feel better!!!Written August 4, 2016
- I find that the only effective way to see hidden Malta is to walk. Going round in an open-topped tour bus might suit most people but what do you actually see? Not a lot!! So, Sa Maison Gardens. I found this place purely by accident. I'd decided to walk from the Pieta bus stop via the Floriana bastions into Valletta. The beautiful rustic-style Sa Maison Garden remain unfrequented, promising a quiet retreat in beautiful surroundings.
Set in the fortifications overlooking Pieta' and Marsamxett Harbour, the Sa Maison Garden is spread over five levels. On the highest vantage point is a Gardjola sentry box, which provides the perfect spot for enjoying panoramic views of the harbour, bastions and gardens.
Sa Maison Gardens were used by various Regiments of the British Army as an observation and defence post for the port of Marsamxett. There are several regimental crests engraved into the rock-face inside the garden, and the miniature model of a castle dedicated to the 2nd Battalion of the Essex Regiment which is carved in Maltese stone. You can also see the positioning of two cannon emplacements over the bastions.
Originally, Sa Maison Garden was meant to be a shooting lodge, built by Chevalier Caille Maison in the mid-18th century. Lady Julia Lockwood resided there between 1842 and 1856, which earned the garden the name 'il-Gnien Tal-Milorda'; her Ladyship's garden.
Today the garden is a haven for several specimens of local ﬂora, tall trees and palms and includes a conservatory containing several potted plants. The layout of the garden is as unusual as it gets, with ramps and steps taking you down to the lower ramparts of the garden where you can enjoy a magnificent view of Marsamxett harbour, with the yacht marina and modern complexes on one side and the old creeks and characteristic fortifications of Valletta and Floriana on the other.Written June 27, 2022
- Good coffee from kiosk, nice little park for for under 5s. Fantastic views. A recreation park full of olive trees & fauna next to what we think is the Italian embassy. We visited everyday on our short walk from Floriana to Valletta, lots of tables to sit in the sun and listen to the morning Maltese sounds.Written November 22, 2019
- When you go to a Hard Rock (HR), you expect a certain quality of food, and this HR delivered that.
Our waitress sadly let HR down - quite possibly the worst i've ever encountered at one of their restaurants (and I've visited a few). She just didn't seem to understand what we wanted (and Malta pretty much speaks English everywhere... and all the menu's are in English!)Written May 22, 2019
- I really enjoyed speaking with the owner, really expert and qualified.
Good location and good products as wellWritten May 28, 2019
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- The best day trips from Floriana according to Tripadvisor travelers are:
- Gozo Full-Day Jeep Tour w/ Private Boat to Gozo & return (to avoid queuing)
- Gozo Self Drive Quad Tour - All Inclusive
- Private Day Charter on Amazing Mowgli
- Private Jeep Tour in Gozo (Full Day)
- Combi Tour - Gozo by Tuk + Comino Cruise
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