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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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  • Popular with locals just as much as with tourists. We came across Greeks several times when we were having a walk here, a very touristy spot by all means and it definitely gets more beautiful with lig...  more »
  • great view! make this discovery for a 1 H 30 by boat ride not expensive at all! you will see pretty parts of Valletta)
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  • This is an amazing waterfront, especially when you are entering, docked and leaving on a cruise ship. So many pretty colours on the buildings, also so many attractions within walking distance. You can...  more »