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Upper Barrakka Gardens

Opens in 21 min: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Battery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1220, Malta
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was one of the first places we visited, having been dropped off by a horse taxi. We took the lift up from the waterfront. You pay 1 euro to go up, to go down is free. From here there are fantastic views over the...More

Thank Colin K
Reviewed 2 days ago

You can access this from the bus terminal on foot or as we did on occasion from the lower level after a ferry from Vittoriosa,via the lift(over 60`s/seniors have reduced ferry fayres and with the ferry crossing the lift is free).Cafe is good for snacks...More

Thank Vacationer687458
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We really loved it here . It is near the Auberge de Castle. It is a lovely place to see the view of the waters and overlooking the Saluting Battery. Some gorgeous bronze statutes here as well.

Thank easterntreker
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Garden is nice to sit and walk round. Pleasant garden with fountain and a great view of the three cities. You can also see the cannon being fired at 12.00 & 16.00. You can see this for free from the garden or you can pay...More

Thank JetSetter03
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Located just outside the main street, these gardens offer an amazing view to two of the most famous locations in the movies. Make sure to take the lift down and catch the cannons.

Thank Ori B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very nice spot for looking over out to sea but extremly packed so we didn't linger. It was a Sunday so possibly this explained why. Would suggest going early in the morning to avoid the crowds we unfortunately we didn't do.

Thank lorettaTwickenham
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a must to visit especially at the times the gun salute is fired from the Saluting Battery. We visited Valletta as part of of our cruise itinerary and it didn’t let us down. We left the harbour and visited the gardens via the...More

Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 4 days ago

The gardens offer the best views over the Grand Harbour and the 3 cities. Twice a day a gun salute is fired from the Saluting Battery just below the gardens at noon and 4 pm

Thank peebee43
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our favourite place too visit in Valletta. The views of the harbour and the Three cities are spectacular

Thank Ronniefc
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful views but a simple garden. Nothing fancy. The view is the attraction. Our visit was made more enjoyable by a street musician playing classical guitar music. There is a Cafe in the garden and that was a good place to have a cold drink,...More

Thank LarryandTim
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November 9, 2015|
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Response from cab_eden | Reviewed this property |
It is at the opposite side of Valetta which involves walking uphill and steps or you can walk around the perimeter wall of Valletta
September 21, 2015|
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Response from eileenanddavid2015 | Reviewed this property |
Looks like it's open longer in summer than winter!
Debi G
January 26, 2015|
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Response from wessex-andy | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, but it's a winding route. Go through the short tunnel and follow round to the left to Victoria Gate. Through the gate and turn left up the steps and at the top turn right over the bridge (the Bridge Bar is worth... More