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Lower Barrakka Gardens, Valletta

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#7 of 37 in Parks in Island of Malta
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Perched on a bastion edge overlooking the harbor, Lower Barrakka Gardens offers an escape from the scorching sun, plus memorable scenic vistas. The garden features numerous shady resting spots surrounded by Mediterranean shrubs and historic monuments. Watch the cruise liners and other ships enter and leave the port, and see the neoclassical cenotaph dedicated to Alexander Ball, who led the joint Maltese and British armed forces during the Great Siege of Malta. Nearby attractions include a former hospital of the Maltese Knights. Work out when and for how long to visit Lower Barrakka Gardens and other Valletta attractions using our handy Valletta trip itinerary planner.
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  • The Lower Barrakka Gardens are probably a bit off the beaten tourist track, as most people visiting Valletta seem to head for the Upper Barrakka Gardens and central Valletta. This is a very peaceful p...  more »
  • Just a garden but nice and quiet with nice views and seating, where you can relax for a bit, in shade, and watch the geckos/lizards?  more »
  • Good beautiful place with magnificent vieuws over the harbour. A bit of green so you can relax in the shade to enjoy the view  more »
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  • Lovely for the views of the grand harbour, and a tranquil place to sit and relax in the Maltese sunshine! The gardens are wonderfully shaded and the flowers are beautiful in colour. There's a fountain display centrally in front of a monument to the British captain which adds to the tranquillity of the gardens. Plenty of seating and nice for a stroll around in the heat or cool of the day.
  • Great for nice walks among the citadel structure, with a nice view over another side of the island, which has also a beautiful citadel. Beautiful view towards the ocean and the maritime port with huge ships.
  • Not as beautiful as the upper garden, but this place is less crowded and would be a nice stop to chill and take a breath during your trip exploring Valetta.
  • Beautiful place, one of must see. Great garden with amazing views.
  • Very beautiful set of gardens. It is necessary to go when you visit Malta.

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Where to stay in Valletta

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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