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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. Add Upper Barrakka Gardens and other attractions to your Valletta trip itinerary using our Valletta holiday planner.
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  • Excellent location, nice view of the fort where now still 1 Knight lives. At your feet the guns which for the defence of d city. Every day at 12:00 noon is still 1 cannon shot off.
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  • It is worth going just for he view across the Grand Harbour but must be included in your walks around Valetta. Great view of the "Three Cities" which can be visited by ferry which can be found not far...  more »
  • Upper Baraka Gardens was built on 17th century on the highest point of Valletta for Knights. It offers a great view of 3 Cities and Grand Harbour. It is located on Saluting Battery Museum. Museum has ...  more »
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  • Nice spot and great views. We caught the firing of the cannon which was also pretty impressive. A decent number of benches in the shade and some lovely plants to look at - certainly worth popping in if you're in the area.
  • Amazing view of the Grand Harbor and the three cities across the bay. Great place to bring your date to, since there is a small open air coffee and enough trees to keep shadow (something quite rare in Malta). You can give 3 EUR to see the saluting battery up close, but the view is free and just as impressive just 5 meters from there.
  • A visit to Valletta is not complete without visiting the Upper Barrakka Gardens. One can come here from the waterfront via the lift or from Republic street via Castille Square.
  • great place for kids and families. worth a visit. great views of the grand harbor.
  • Lovely gardens with a fantastic view across to the 3 cities. Guns from the Saluting Battery fire twice a day at 12pm and 4pm, and can be viewed from the upper gardens. Kids loved it, although it made them jump!