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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  • Had a lovely time here with my wife. Gorgeous views. Will be back next year. In love with this place  more »
  • With Gardens the Barak open very beautiful views of the Grand Harbour. The city 3. Sea walls and sky-you can look at it for hours.
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  • The Upper Barrakka Gardens are situated at the entrance to Valletta. Stunning views over the Harbour, and we were lucky to be there when they fired the mid-day gun below. A lift is also there to take ...  more »
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  • The Upper Barrakka Gardens are a beautiful public garden in Valletta and offers a panoramic view of the Grand Harbour. The garden is located on the upper tier of St. Peter & Paul Bastion and you can see the Saluting Battery. In the park there are several memorial monuments of prominent people. For example Winston Churchill. Best time to visit is when the the sun goes down because of the great view over the grand harbor and the "three cities" on the south side of Valetta.
  • A great spot to enjoy the view to the entrance of the Valletta harbour, the view of the Three Cities, the docks of new and older times. Having a place to rest, while at the opposite of the sea you enjoy the gardens. A coffee shop is there also. The salute of the canons is a blasting experience to have a small sense of the role and importance of Malta during the WW2.
  • Great views over the harbour and city. The lift is worth taking: €1 up and free to go down. They have a daily cannon firing along with war rooms and tours. The little cafe/bar in the gardens is quite reasonable with only a slight premium for its location. If the weather is good, try their Aperol Spritz. Very refreshing!
  • Spent a day walking around in old-town Valetta and it's narrow streets. Without a specific aim, just wandering around. Suddenly I came across a gate, through which I discovered myself in a Garden of Eden. Sudden flow of serenity blew over me while I walked to a nearest bench. Sitting there and looking around at the smiling people around me - for one brief moment, world was at peace. And then I was brought back to reality by a loud bang - the cannon had just been shot. With a stupid smile on my face, I continued my visit in Malta
  • Fantastic free gardens with a great view of the three cities. A nice touch that you can view the firing of a canon at midday and 4. Well worth seeing once if not twice. You can view from the top or pay 3€ to view from the bottom and tour around the battery. Or it is also included in the multi ticket.
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