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Barrakka Lift, Valletta

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Barrakka Lift is located in Valletta. To visit Barrakka Lift on your trip to Valletta, use our Valletta vacation builder.
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  • Lift the Upper Barrakka Gardens to the Waterfront-fast with gardens to the sea. Take the exit for free, to the top of 1 euro. Waterfront is a great place for walking-Internet cafes, great cruise, nice views, a place well worth the walk. Many restaurants worth an evening visit.
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  • The descent is free and costs €1, just OK but I felt small and inconspicuous signs teasing.
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  • For those who are afraid of heights there has got to be neater. But the visit worthwhile. Not necessarily descend on it, we tried to go down the stairs. But my fear of heights returned me back. Enough of the vzljanut downwards, not memorable impressions.
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  • Fast and free from Upper Barrakka Gardens to sea side level with ferry boats and hop on, hop off buses.
  • You have to pay for going up. Going down is free. The view is breathtaking.
  • Using it to go up is not free but going down is free.
  • Going down from Upper Barrakka Gardens is free but going upwards is at a 1 Euro fee. The bottom takes you to the street along the coast of the harbour. Hint, if you're there just for the ride you can go straight back up once you reach the bottom. Stairs are also available.
  • It is interesting to notice that the lift is free down, but 1 euro upway.

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The small city of Valetta offers fewer lodging options than some of Malta's larger cities, but accommodations include everything from upscale hotels to less-expensive guesthouses. Stay in the city center at one of several old-fashioned hotels to be in close proximity to sights like St. Johns Co-Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, multiple museums, and a wide variety of restaurants. One fun option involves renting traditional Valletta houses that have been converted into rental properties and date back to the time of the Knights of Malta. Smaller bed and breakfasts are dispersed throughout the city. Book well in advance to avoid high prices.
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