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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  • We visited it in february and some parts were being renovated. Probably it will be ready in spring, and it would be good to spend some time by the marina. It's a beautiful place  more »
  • Nice afternoon strolling along the waterfront. Not a lot of shops and not worth visiting Valetta just to come here but as part of a day in the area recommended.  more »
  • Nice place to visit any time of the day. Lots of shops and restaurants in the area. We visited in the evening for dinner and ate at the Hard rock cafe.  more »
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  • I went here during the day and it was a bit dead to be honest. Maybe it's a bit more lively at night. The buildings facades have been nicely retained but the view of the harbour is partially blocked by jetty with large boats moored there
  • Our cruise ship docked in this port giving us access to this beautiful historic walled city. Very memorable scenery, shops, amazing history, and a good learning experience.
  • Showcase of naval architecture from the Knights era and landmark of Unesco world heritage site Valletta. Great restaurants and atmosphere.
  • What can I say about Valletta harbour, well worth a walk around, has plenty of history especially ww2 period, some very big cruise ships dock here. You can walk quite easily into the town centre by following the signs and there are lifts to take you up to the main town level if you are unable to walk up stairs or steep gradients.
  • A nice lively place to stroll for all family. Mainly lined with restaurants, there are periodical activities for children as well
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