Lower Barrakka Gardens, Valletta

4.5
#7 of 37 in Parks in Island of Malta
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. Make Lower Barrakka Gardens a centerpiece of your Valletta vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Valletta journey site .
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  • August 17, 2017
    Beautiful views of the cited 3. A small green spot in the quiet main street offering a beautiful panorama. Passage.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Opposed to the upper garden for being a more at the level of the water, this area also has your charm.
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  • August 12, 2017
    This garden, we have another view of Valletta. On the other side of this garden a huge Bell, very nice place
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  • July 6, 2017
    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.
  • July 11, 2017
    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.
  • June 22, 2017
    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.
  • July 8, 2017
    Beautiful place, one of must see. Great garden with amazing views.
  • July 9, 2017
    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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