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Upper Barrakka Gardens

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Address: Battery Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1220, Malta
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It sits atop of one of the many high fortress walls overlooking the great harbour. You can see the Three Cites across the water and it has a few local cafes in the area to sit and... read more

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Rick K
Windsor, Canada
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Windsor, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

It sits atop of one of the many high fortress walls overlooking the great harbour. You can see the Three Cites across the water and it has a few local cafes in the area to sit and enjoy a drink. The combination of the selected trees, the arranged lawns and the walking paths are well planned making the most of... More 

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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This would be a good place to visit on a hot day, as it is partly shaded by trees, and would catch the breeze as it is high up. There are free loos! There is also a café, with attendant cats. At midday a cannon is fired just below.

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North Wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
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After visiting all the other sights in Valletta this is an ideal place to relax and to enjoy the amazing views over the harbour. Take time to walk around the gardens and read some of the plaques on the wall - they are very interesting and reflect Malta's long association with Britain. There is even a bust of Sir Winston... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went here every afternoon during the four days I was in Valletta. I drank some good beers and ate some snacks at the no-name cafe while people watching. The views were spectacular and the gardens were relaxing. Several likable cats ambled amiably around the tables while looking for handouts. The prices at the cafe were inexpensive and there is... More 

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Patras, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place mustn't be missed for a relaxing cup of coffee or tea, or beer in a wonderful environment in the shades of the trees and breathtaking views of the three cities!

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The gardens are a delight to visit with fantastic views over Grand Harbour, the canons are fired regularly by the local army and is a good insight into the past fortifications. The area has lots of seating to enjoy the various views and have a drink or a sandwich in a very relaxed atmosphere, they are in close proximity to... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't miss to enter those gardens.The beauty of the view to the three cities and Valetta itself is capturing...A must in Malta,a terrace you may find only here.

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You're going to walk around Valletta anyway, so why not visit here as well. Nice views towards Fort Ricasoli, the sea etc.

Thank Taxin M
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very popular spot for views over the Gand Harbour and neighbouring towns. Beautifully laid out gardens with a profusion of statues, sculptures and memorials, mainly from the British period. A new glass lift (1 euro) goes from here down to ferry terminals to neighbouring towns and the cruise liner terminal.

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our second visit this week. The first we stood up on the balcony, listened to the talk and watched the canon being fired. It cost nothing for this although they had collection buckets where you could make a donation on your way out. Today we returned and paid the €3 each to go down into the garden to... More 

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