Lower Barrakka Gardens, Valletta

4.5
#7 of 54 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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  • The lower offer a wider view of the twin seize upper entrance to the upper port of Valetta. Contain a Doric Temple and adjacent to the Siege Bell Memorial public gardens.
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  • The prospect is super, but the is something beautiful upper part. Nevertheless you will pass here somehow it.
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  • This is a much quieter spot than the Upper Gardens. Again, plenty of seating to sit and gaze over Grand Harbour. There is an outdoor cafe. Excellent view of the Victory Bell ...just a nice place to ge...  more »
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  • A public garden in a very quiet part of Valletta. Amazing views from this garden. A good place to relax.
  • Quiet place to sit down in the shade of trees and olive trees and enjoy the view over the three cities.
  • Beautiful garden ( finaly something green ) with views at port and Grand Harbour.
  • A hidden oasis in the bustling city. Like uper barrakka, this place has stunning views however the garden feels tropical and is much more lush and green. The monuments and statutes are lovey and it makes for a great photo spot or a place to relax!
  • What a nice and sweet corner! Benches look at the harbour, and all around stands out a considerable sea-scape. It takes very little to love this place.

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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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