Upper Barrakka Gardens, Valletta

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Once reserved as a retreat for the Knights of the Italian langue, Upper Barrakka Gardens today is one of the country's most beautiful public gardens. The park, created in 1755, sits perched at the highest point of the city walls and offers superb views of the Grand Harbor, the old towns of Senglea and Vittoriosa, and the Saluting Battery below. Relish the gardens' striking vistas and discover a number of significant statues, including a gift from Winston Churchill and an artwork created by one of Malta's best-known sculptors, Antonio Sciortino. Relax on one of the many benches, and grab refreshments from the small on-site cafe. Using our custom trip planner, Valletta attractions like Upper Barrakka Gardens can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The Upper Barakka gardens are lovely, especially in the evening, a lovely ambience and the most fantastic view across to the three cities. Absolutely worth a visit or two. Really well maintained. A pl...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    As its name implies, is the garden in Valletta's high to from this place "three cities" and port with a seasonal outdoor pool. Not so great as the venue, but nice.
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  • August 17, 2017
    If you are travelling to Malta and visit Valletta Upper Barrakka Gardens is a must to visit Breathtaking Views of the 3 old Cities and the battlements also they have a lift down to the Cruise terminal...  more »
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  • July 5, 2017
    The gardens are beautiful and provide sweet relief from the hot sun. The views from the top are wonderful and you can see the whole of Grand Harbour in its entirety. Walking around the gardens is tranquil and the sound of the fountain and life bustling by is peaceful. Getting to see the battery perform the noonday salute is a great experience and shouldn't be missed! By night the city looks wonderful as you look down at all the lights in the harbour and across the island. (Look out for fireworks!)
  • June 3, 2017
    Beautiful view over Valletta and lovely gardens. Wonderful place to sit and relax. We were running late for the cannon salute at noon; we were just outside the gardens but we didn't hear the cannon go off, which makes me doubt that it's genuine.
  • July 8, 2017
    Very nicely organized and designed. Enjoyed relaxing here and waiting for the cannons to go off. Great views of the cruise ships that dock there early in the mornings
  • July 8, 2017
    Very nice small park with fountains, commemorative plates and a nice view of the grand harbour. At noon and 4 pm. The garden has a good view for the firing of the cannons below at the saluting barrage
  • June 18, 2017
    Great view of the harbor area and The Saluting Battery. Remember camera! The Barrakka Lift is in the corner and runs free down to sea side level with ferry boats and hop on, hop off buses.

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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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