Upper Barrakka Gardens, Valletta

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Must see · Garden · Nature / Park
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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  • Beautifully kept gardens with fabulous views over the coast and the city. Quite small but worth a visit, especially if you take the time to read the commemorative plaques.  more »
  • We watched the gun salute from Lower gardens and walked to the Upper gardens. The stairs were hard work in the sun , but worth it . Great views over harbour and good view of cannons .  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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