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. Put Valletta Waterfront and other Valletta attractions into our Valletta attractions planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 17, 2017
    View from Valletta, with the Church of the Carmelites. Essential indeed, of fine shots to the sunset.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Amazing views around the harbour. Very hot early afternoon but lovely to walk around early evening after dinner.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Advise arrival to La Valletta boat coming from Sliema. The approach is stunning. The effect of night and sunset is the best time.
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  • February 20, 2017
    Spent New years eve and day here, great views of Grand Harbour, lots of nightlife, very colourful area with many lively venues...
  • August 15, 2017
    Amazing views of malta
  • March 14, 2017
    Great venue with views of the Grand Harbour
  • April 26, 2016
    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.
  • June 26, 2017
    Best place of Valetta

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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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