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Xatt Lascaris, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1920, Malta
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All reviews upper barrakka gardens ticket machine short cut free ride return ticket port area sea level cruise terminal valletta waterfront small charge steep climb walk up water front saluting battery saves euro shortcut
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

And the legs! I wanted to try it as looked like a Valletta icon. 1 Euro is about the right price for the 15 second ascent.

Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 6 days ago

the glass walls of the elevator let see the three cities on the other Bank of the harbour, much enjoyed

Thank JacquesPonzio
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bought a return ticket to ascend to the Upper Barakka Gardens being too weary to climb the steps. Discovered it was free to descend.

Thank dumpe2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressive engineering in a stunning setting. A great way of being transported from the old to the new Valetta. Both ticket machines & 1 lift were out of service for our visit so not quite 5* but the staff ensured ticketing was still quick &...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great achievment!! I am so thrilled with the great design and how well it has settled down amongst it's historic surroundings.

Thank Ledburyman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great way to get to the Upper Barrakka where the Saluting Gallery is. A glass lift that gives a great view

Thank Christopher F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Upper Barrakka lift lies just to the right of the Opera House through the Valetta Gate, On hot days, a boon as it is a lot of steps from the Upper Barrakka Gardens down to the harbour where you can travel via small city...More

Thank markboyde41
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On arriving at the cruise port we were uncertain what to do climb the stairs into the upper town or follow the signs for the lift.We decided on taking the lift which turned out to be a great choice,for 1 Euro you are taken rapidly...More

Thank Albert W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a massive elevator to take you from the lower waterfront to the upper gardens and the cost is one euro. They do have stairs you can walk but it is a long walk. Well worth the one euro

Thank RknRon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very handy find if you do not want to climb any more steps! It can be found in the corner of the upper Barrakka gardens and goes down to the waterfront near the hop on hop off bus

Thank 861becki
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March 20, 2018|
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Response from Happyguys | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. Access to the war rooms is from the Upper Barrakka garden. The lift goes down to the 3 cities ferry terminal.
Jason F
March 17, 2017|
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Response from antOn44_12 | Reviewed this property |
The opening hours of this facility is between 0700hrs and 2200hrs
philip m
October 14, 2016|
Response from Anne M | Reviewed this property |
Ticket access machines at the bottom were not working early October just left open, but the pay machine was. Only one euro or your ferry ticket. The subsidy must be enormous, its not a lot to pay.