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Upper Barrakka Gardens

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Address: Battery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1220, Malta
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Canon firing - Saluting Battery

These are part of the fort complex which was first occupied by Turks during "Siege of Malta". From here one can also see two other important forts across the sea. Everyday at... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

These are part of the fort complex which was first occupied by Turks during "Siege of Malta". From here one can also see two other important forts across the sea. Everyday at 12:00 PM and in the evening 4PM (not sure of eve timings) there will be a canon firing called "Saluting Battery". We walked through the Valletta till the... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A view one must see,the world best harbour is the "port il-kbir" (the big port).if you love history this place knows all about world war 2!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Picturesque scenes as for Holywood historical movies, but with modern boats and yachts. Like everything in Malta- compact and does not take long time for viewing. Tip- ticket is requiered to go up with elevator from the footsteps of Valletta, but going down is free of charge.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The upper garden (Barrakka) is an amazing garden with the most magnificent views that you can imagine, you can watch and admire the beautiful natural port underneath you, you can even drink and dine while you are enjoying the magnificent views, At 1200 sharp you can watch the cannons fire, this garden was built by the Knights of Malta in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

in 1965 i was on a troop ship heading for the middle east.we stopped at malta before going through the suez canal.the ship had to tie up in valleta harbour,we then got a bum boat ashore to custom house steps,we walked under the arch to the lift,it costs then 1penny.In 1998 i went back on holiday,i went to see the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely garden with fabulous views of the harbour. Nice quiet place to sit and catch up with friends. The lift is an added bonus!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As a garden, the Upper Barakka Gardens are okay. There is a nice view over the grand harbour, but don't expect a spectacular park. A good thing, however, is that from the gardens you can see the Saluting Battery which fires a cannon at noon and 4 pm every day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Barrakka offers the best view of Grand Harbour. It reveals the the grand fortifications and the sheer scale of the city walls. Take the lift to visit the Valletta Water front with its good restaurants along the berthing zone for cruise liners. Within walking distance of Barrakka, you can visit some of the gems of Valletta such as the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The gardens are attractively laid out and give a superb view of the harbour and beyond. Access to the lower part of the city can be gained by a modern lift which was free to use for the descent, however one has to pay to go back up!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Cracking little garden with stunning views over to the 3 Cities. It also has access to a lift which can take you down to the ferry and if you're there at the right time you can see the canon firing (not sure if they do it more than once a day but we watched it at midday). You can also... More 

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