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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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  • Lovely restful gardens located overlooking the Saluting Battery and with wonderful views overlooking Valetta harbour. Plenty of benches with a cafe and toilets available.  more »
  • During Sunday's visit to Valletta 11th June 2017 we decided to visit these Lovely gardens took lots of pictures on my camera and will upload them when I return to the UK If you are around Valletta and...  more »
  • Nice view of the inlet to Valetta. Tranquil place but honestly not much of a garden. Spend a few minutes for the view.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Great place to take some pictures of Valletta from high up. Nice gardens to sit and have a coffee. Can imagine it gets quite busy at times but well worth a visit
  • Great views, memorable. Worth visiting if you can. Impressive vista from this height. Give yourself time to visit. Impressive.
  • Lovely view and amazing as it's free to visit too! You can pay €3 to go down to the guns. Make sure to come for the 12pm or 4pm gun firing.