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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  • Worth a stop at any time. Particularly pretty at sunset! The saluting battery is just adjacent. There is a pleasant walk to the Lower Barrakka Gardens  more »
  • Close to the main entrance to the old city this garden offers a great viewpoint of the harbour and beyond. Well maintained and busy in November well worth a visit.  more »
  • Lovely spot to see grand harbour and any cruise ships there. The cannons fire daily at noon. Lovely spot to relax and watch the world go by.  more »
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  • Very goo way to spend the afternoon - the terrace has a charming g view across the entire city and harbour. Once the wait is over and the clock strikes 16.00 - you can spend 3 euros and witness the cannons being fired up close and personal. Definitely worth the visit purely for its charm and character
  • A must visit in Malta! Amazing views of the grand harbour with a tranquil garden which is a great spot to relax and cool down in the city. Can get really busy around 1pm when they fire the cannons and if there is a cruise ship docked (as they use the Barrakka lift to get access to the city from the dock). This is genuinely one of my favourite places, so much so I proposed to my wife there.
  • Beautiful garden overlooking the grand harbor and 3 cities. It's free to walk around, plenty of benches to sit and enjoy the view, plus a cafe to have a drink and watch life go by. Definitely a must when visiting Valletta.
  • Another excellent location in Valletta to relax and enjoy the fabulous views. It does get busy so worth keeping that in mind but it does also have a public convenience which is handy. It does also have a small cafe but there are also plenty just outside. Worth going just for the views.
  • Beautiful views of the three cities. Best time to visit just before sunset when cruise ships are leaving taking crowds with them and it is quit impressive to watch these giants manoeuvre their way out of these ancient ports. Also evening light colours beautifully sandstone buildings of the old Malta.
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