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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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  • We got the ferry over and stopped of at the taverna outside the waterfront , the scenery is beautiful and also that evening went back over and had dinner at the 5star restaurant on the waterfront ...p...  more »
  • We visited Malta for the second time this year with our 20 mths old. We missed the visit of the capital as we concentrated on the interior and the coast last time. Valletta is definitely one of the je...  more »
  • Fab views. Ambience that feels steeped in the past. Stunning architecture. Evocative of times past. Great to people watch. Lots going on. Option for a horse and cart ride.  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.
  • Nothing special. Almost only incredibely expensive restaurants.
  • Picturesque view over 3 Cities, but all of the eating and drinking options are pretty soulless.