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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  • Enjoy the view with the skyline in the background gives you a sense of relaxation. Fortunately despite January we caught a beautiful weather
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  • Over priced aimed at cruise ships nice restored buildings but shop prices expensive as are restaurants most don’t show any interest until liners moot up in fact as cruise ships depart most close  more »
  • Anyone who visits Malta should once go to Sliema and look on the other side of the Bay of the capital of the island. Classic postcard shot.
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  • It's a perfect place for a relaxing Sunday night. There are a large number of restaurants and the view is beautiful. On the flip side people who have a sensitive nose might be irritated by the smell of the boats. Most people don't smell it but a few others do. None the less this place is still definitely worth a visit.
  • Fun place buzzing with excitement. Plenty of bars and restaurants and people enjoying the view of the harbor and large holiday boats.
  • Small, nice street you can walk up and down. Crowded with restaurants to get tourists interested.
  • Amazing place to relax go for coffee, dinner or lunch
  • A great place to relax and have a meal and a drink. Great views of the three cities and grand harbour.

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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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