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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  • Upper Barraka Gardens are located in Valletta, the main city in Malta. They are gardens located in a place, from where you can see very good views of Mediterranean Sea and the Three cities, located in...  more »
  • Just a garden near the parliament and UL. Republic, on a high hill. Great views-on the harbor, yachts and ships, 3 cities. At 12 it is worth watching and listening to a volley of batteries, it is a separate show. Flowerbeds with Flowers, café. There are many employees from offices in the week-come there to rest, chat, smoke.
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  • Lovely place to visit if your in Malta, we done it as a day trip. The upper Barrakka gardens gives you some amazing views, there was a lot of history information regarding world war 2. There is a war rooms you can visit (think it was about 12 euros for a adult) you can also get a lift down the side of the cliffs, from the bottom you can walk over to the harbour where you can jump on a ferry to take in all the views which I highly recommend. Also just a two minute walk from the gardens Is a large shipping district with plenty of places for food and drink.
  • The Gardens were not what I was expecting as there wasn't a huge variety of flowers. However, the view was spectacular and one of the highlights of my trip to Valetta. The bar had a decent drinks selection and I was lucky to see the cannons being fired. There was also a really good guitarist playing which really set the scene. There are free toilets here and plenty of seating areas. It was also interesting to see what TV and Movies have been filmed here including Game of Thrones and Gladiator.
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