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Valletta Waterfront, Valletta

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Pier / Boardwalk Tourist Spot
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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  • Without doubt Valletta is a great place to visit at any time of the year and steeped in history. But the waterfront is particularly interesting and offers a great opportunity for many photographic exp...  more »
  • Well I've been to many waterfronts and harbours, but for WOW factors, it's up there with the best. It's a narrow entry into the harbour but our huge ship made it, seemingly with only metres to spare. ...  more »
  • Really picturesque old streets through which you can wander aimlessness through. Be prepared for steep hills and wear comfy shoes but it is a great way to get off the beaten track and watch the locals...  more »
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  • Spent New years eve and day here, great views of Grand Harbour, lots of nightlife, very colourful area with many lively venues...
  • Great venue with views of the Grand Harbour
  • Love coming here. Great atmosphere and great place to enjoy Valletta by night.
  • A modern, vibrant, varied selection of restaurants at which to enjoy an evening meal or glass of wine after a day of sightseeing in Valletta. Highly recommended.
  • 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.