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Valletta Waterfront, Valletta

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Originally built in the 18th century as an area for stores and warehouses, Valletta Waterfront serves as a good place to grab a bite to eat, shop, and simply enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of Malta along its historic harbor. After heavy bombing during World War II, the waterfront's reconstruction has led to a mix of old architecture alongside modern improvements. Notice the thick walls that you walk along--meant to protect the city from invaders--as well as the different colored doors of the buildings, which once symbolized what kind of goods were stored within: yellow for wheat, green for produce, blue for fish, and red for wine. Watch the luxury yachts and large cruise ships drift in and out of the harbor. Take a harbor cruise to learn more about the area's history. Use our Valletta itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Valletta Waterfront and other attractions in Valletta.
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  • The discovery of the Valetta sea side. Exceptional architecture. Taxi boats are very expensive and frequent. It's a good way to see the city from a different angle.
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  • unless it's raining out, this is a must walk. The view of both sides of the harbors is something to witness. y wife and I took half a day to walk completely around the city and stopping to take in a f...  more »
  • Had a day in Valletta as part of a cruise. After the quick bus tour, I headed back to the old town, theb skirted as much waterfront as I could. Views across the harbor were best appreciated from the w...  more »