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Valletta Waterfront, Valletta

Categories: Piers & Boardwalks, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 1,400 reviews on the web
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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  • We did visit on a Friday afternoon mid-September. There were not many people around. The Waterfront is a stretch of coast on sea level, south of Upper Barrakka Garden. The views, on the harbour and ar...  read more »
  • We visited Valletta with the intention of doing some holiday shopping in the capital city, however, once we arrived we were distracted by all the beautiful buildings, architecture, quaint streets and ...  read more »
  • Walked down the many steps to see several cruise ships moored up close, nice Waterfront bars too. several high class shops catering for cruise ship passengers. There's a lift back up to the top but th...  read more »
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