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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 view is very beautiful especially if you take a ferry from valletta to sliema. During the night is even more beautiful  more »
  • Valletta Waterfront is just that, a Waterfront! It's the docking area for the multitude of cruise ships that berth on a regular basis, large floating hotels that take over the scenic view towards the ...  more »
  • The Valletta waterfront is an experience in itself. For architectural lovers, like myself, the fact that the facade of the stores were retained was a great plus. For those who, also like me, appreciat...  more »
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  • Spent New years eve and day here, great views of Grand Harbour, lots of nightlife, very colourful area with many lively venues...
  • Great venue with views of the Grand Harbour
  • Best place of Valetta
  • Love coming here. Great atmosphere and great place to enjoy Valletta by night.
  • Great atmosphere with good restaurants. Has a rustic theme with a modern touch. Cruise Liners can be admired here, and when they're not there, you can admire a beautiful view.

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Where to stay in Valletta

The small city of Valetta offers fewer lodging options than some of Malta's larger cities, but accommodations include everything from upscale hotels to less-expensive guesthouses. Stay in the city center at one of several old-fashioned hotels to be in close proximity to sights like St. Johns Co-Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, multiple museums, and a wide variety of restaurants. One fun option involves renting traditional Valletta houses that have been converted into rental properties and date back to the time of the Knights of Malta. Smaller bed and breakfasts are dispersed throughout the city. Book well in advance to avoid high prices.
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