Upper Barrakka Gardens, Valletta

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Once reserved as a retreat for the Knights of the Italian langue, Upper Barrakka Gardens today is one of the country's most beautiful public gardens. The park, created in 1755, sits perched at the highest point of the city walls and offers superb views of the Grand Harbor, the old towns of Senglea and Vittoriosa, and the Saluting Battery below. Relish the gardens' striking vistas and discover a number of significant statues, including a gift from Winston Churchill and an artwork created by one of Malta's best-known sculptors, Antonio Sciortino. Relax on one of the many benches, and grab refreshments from the small on-site cafe. Using our custom trip planner, Valletta attractions like Upper Barrakka Gardens can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A beautiful garden, so peaceful. A lovely place to read a book and have a snack from the well stocked kiosk. A priceless view, where you can always discover something new. Prosit to who is in...  more »
  • What can one say? Beautiful garden with amazing Grand Harbour views and also the magnificent lift at the right hand side of the garden. Go and see for yourself and the views will have you stunned.  more »
  • A unique gardens with oodles of history. Fantastic views over the harbour and very prettily laid out gardens. Easy to spend time with lots of seating and a small outdoor cafe which charges very reasonably. Much needed new toilet facilities, and I noticed that there is also now a accessible loo. Not to be missed is the noon cannon firing too!
  • For sure the best view over the 3 cities in Malta! If you take the Barrakka Lift, you will step out of the elevator right in the middle of the Upper Barrakka Gardens. It is even a more special feeling here because of the (paid) war museum below. Canons are displayed as well touching music, making this panorama moment even more beautiful!

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