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| Magazino Terminal, Floriana, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were on a cruise ship docked for the day.We walked along and went up the lift which was about 2 euro returnand went up to street level .We booked to see the firing of the cannon and this included a free trip out to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nicely decorated for Christmas. Easy access from cruise ships. Cafes and bars available. Some shops too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Heidi M
Reviewed 6 days ago

The area is just so historic and unique with the ancient thick walls and Baroque buildings with domes and spires. I spent plenty of time here just taking photos.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RichardK938
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best way to experience it is to get one of the small boats across the harbour for a few euros. We also went to a restaurant near the cruise ship terminal which provided good food but not much atmosphere.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank mothershipadrift
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favourite places on Earth I would move here in a heartbeat. Malta is just one of those places I could holiday in every time, friendly locals lovely restaurants and the most spectacular atmosphere.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What I think is the Valletta Waterfront is the touristy cafe and shopping area that is right across from where the cruise ships dock. As other have said, there are just pricey restaurants and so-so gift shops. At least there is a tourist information booth...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sue M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The stretch that is considered "Valletta waterfront" is a hoax. It consists of restaurants offering overpriced food and drinks due to the fact they are next to the water... which doesn't provide any good views of the harbor. When we walked alongside it, not only...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Isa-Francis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great scenery for photography and painting. The walls are the among the best preserved in the world. So much history in such a tiny place.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank windahlf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking around this area I enjoyed a number of bars and restaurants for a quick coffee and snack and menus for lunch and dinner in most places offered what you expected. Good atmosphere too - clean and tidy. Plus a place to arrange the hop...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank goodguyjas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get the lift from the gardens above the Grand Harbour and take a pleasant walk via the War Museum and Fort St Elmo to St Elmo bay

Date of experience: November 2018
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9 December 2018|
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Response from The_Magpie_on_Tour | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It really depends on where you go. To get to the Grand Harbour you can get the lift down from the gardens area of the main town but you will need to negotiate some short hills to get there. At the bottom, the streets are... More
Leanna P
26 September 2018|
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Response from patriciaj146 | Reviewed this property |
Cruise ships dock at the foot of Valletta. It is a steep climb, or walk to the elevator. Visit the. Upper Barrakka gardens for sweeping views of harbour and three cities. Visit St Johns Co Ca5edral, exquisite, and see the... More
Scott R
18 April 2018|
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Response from Alan1fromOz | Reviewed this property |
You could spend a month within a half hour walk of your ship and still have things to see. Valletta is a treasure house of history, culture and expansive views.