Upper Barrakka Gardens
Upper Barrakka Gardens
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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  • Alexander V
    296 contributions
    A must see sight in Valletta, which provides an amazing panoramic view of the whole bay.
    A must see sight in Valletta. It provides an amazing panoramic view of the whole bay. In order to get a good spot for the daily firing of the cannons, I suggest to arrive 10-15 minutes earlier.
    Visited August 2022
    Written 11 December 2022
  • Steve Buckley
    London, United Kingdom6,302 contributions
    Historical Landmark with Outstanding Harbour Views
    My wife and myself are currently holidaying in Malta staying at the impressive Corinthia Palace Hotel (Review to follow) and earlier today we visited the Upper Barrakka Gardens - timing our visit to coincide with the firing of the midday cannon. Entry to the Gardens is free but anyone planning to see either the noon or 1630 Cannon Firing Ceremony should seriously consider paying the 3 Euro Entry Fee to the Saluting Battery on the level below the Gardens and on the same level as the cannons. Not only that but also included is a 30 minute tour around the Battery which is most informative. All in all, a most enjoyable visit and one that all visitors to Valletta should seriously consider doing.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 19 December 2022
  • Poppy
    Manchester, United Kingdom75 contributions
    Pretty gardens, convenient cafe.
    Lovely place for a wander with beautiful views across the water. There’s a small cafe/kiosk selling simple baguettes, pies, and good coffee. Public toilets are at one corner of the garden, close the the dinosaur statue (!!).
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 February 2023
  • M12Bmargy
    8 contributions
    Love this place.
    Went on the bus to Valletta, checked to make sure there were no cruise ships in port that day as it can get very busy, you do not get chance to look over from the upper gardens down to the battery where the canons go off every day at midday. Beautiful views over an amazing harbour. The gardens are a lovely place to sit and have a drink and a local cheese cake while watching the world go by. You must visit this place if you go to Valletta, If you are not afraid of heights go down the highest lift outside I have ever been on, take in the views from the ground and for just 1 euro you can get the lift back up unless you are energetic and walk up the steps back. You can check whether there are cruise ships in on the day of your visit by going on line and asking ships today in Valletta harbour, it is much nicer to visit when there is no ships in port. Enjoy it.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 5 March 2023
  • Aviram S
    67 contributions
    Great spot to see the island for free.
    Great spot to see the beauty of Malta for free. Overlooking the harbor and some of the forts this is a great spot to visit and be impressed from this island. Kids can run around and if you’re lucky the Maltese are actually shooting the cannons.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 March 2023
  • Robert B
    London, United Kingdom22 contributions
    Perfect location
    Exceptional location with a lot to look at. There is plenty of seating to sit and soak up the magnificent views. The nearby cafe has great coffee and tasty snax...don't forget to have charge in you phone like I did!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 March 2023
  • clairemc28
    Manchester, United Kingdom57 contributions
    Beautiful gardens with panoramic views
    We decided we wanted to visit here after reading reviews and were not disappointed! Such fantastic views of Valetta and further afield. Could have stayed a while just enjoying the views. Gardens very pretty also & Cafe looked good & reasonably priced (though we didn't have time to try it). The fact this is a free attraction is an added bonus!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 April 2023
  • trainback
    London, United Kingdom333 contributions
    Aim for midday to see the cannon salute
    We climbed the stairs from the waterside (but there is also a lift if needed). Worth the visit for the views alone and walking takes you past the Saluting Battery which is just a a few euros to go inside and see the cannon salute at midday. There is also cafe in the gardens to get a drink and snack at sensible prices.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 2 May 2023
  • kjf_x
    Carnoustie, United Kingdom1,431 contributions
    Amazing Views
    Such amazing views all across Malta from this location. The gardens are beautiful lots of different flowers and trees as well as a cafe up here too. The views look out right across the water. You can also get the Barrakka Lift from here.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 May 2023
  • Tin Yan C
    1 contribution
    Cannon guided tour
    Strongly recommend to get tickets of 3 euros pp to join their guided tour after the firing cannon. Our tour guide Levi was very friendly and his introduction of Malta history and the cannons were very interesting and interactive. We enjoyed the tour and the place very much.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 May 2023
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Grace W
Halifax, UK90 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Stumbled across this as we got off at the last stop from bus ride from Valetta Harbour . We went up in the lift .When we got there it was beautiful with magnificent views. Great place to then wander down through Valetta. So lovely up there we went back for a second visit
Written 22 October 2023
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HUNTINGPARTY
Sevenoaks, UK543 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Views from the other side of Valletta to complement those from the lower gardens. Lots of seating and a good view of the peace memorial.
Written 17 October 2023
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Kriens, Switzerland23 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Very nice view garnished with some plants. A little bit quieter than the rest of the city but still very touristy. The smaller garden is a bit cozier for my taste.
Written 11 October 2023
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Phillip L
Melbourne, Australia364 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
The title of "Gardens" sounds impressive, but it's really just a small park with a number of bench seats for relaxing and a couple of cafes. If you're looking for luxuriant gardens, don't bother. If you're looking for views over the Grand Harbour and across to the "Three Cities", then it's worth a visit for the photo opportunities. There is an external lift at a cost of 1 Euro, to go down to the harbour.
The other attraction is the Saluting Battery, just below and seen from, the gardens - for free. A cannon is fired with a little pomp and ceremony at noon and 4 pm every day and can be seen from the gardens and that's worthwhile. Alternatively, you can pay to see the cannon fired and a museum of artillery equipment, guns and ammunition (which we didn't do)
Written 8 October 2023
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Andrew S
Weston, CT48 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
There are lovely views to be had here of the 3 cities (Fort Anthony, Sanglea, etc) and you can view the saluting cannons from here for free but don’t come expecting to see impressive gardens. I recommend doing the nearby Saluting Cannons tour for much better views of the cannon firing (unless you arrive well ahead of time as it can be packed by the time the cannons are fired) and to hear the gunners’ informative presentation.
Written 5 October 2023
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK6,243 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Larger and more colourful that the Lower Gardens the views from here are also better. Not a large public park, just quite small really but a pleasant area.
Written 24 September 2023
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George G
Barking, UK144 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Nice place to visit and chill out. Amazing views of Grand Harbour and Valletta.
Easy to find and worth a visit.
You can see the noon day gun.
Written 17 September 2023
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Daniela Emanuel... M
Bratislava, Slovakia29 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Very nice garden originally planned and designed as leisure centre for Knights of St. John (alongside with Lower Barraka Garden). It's a nice peaceful green and refreshing place, a must see during a hot day! Beautiful view over Grand Harbour and Fortified Cities. If you come at 12:00 and 16:00 you will witness the daily firing from Salluting Battery over the Harbour. For 1€ you can use Barraka Lift and get down to Harbour from where you can embark the ferry to Gozo (Fast Ferry) and ferry to 3 Cities. You can also take a gondola like boat for more scenic view to 3 Cities. As these 2 are the only gardens originally designed for Valletta and built for gentlemen (Knights), it's something you won't miss. Even if you don't have it in your itenerary, if you are waking through Valletta, you get there for sure. Beautiful view.
Written 9 September 2023
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Sandancer77
Wemyss Bay, UK2,021 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
This is a pleasant little park centrally located in Valletta and home to the saluting gun. It offers nice views over the water and has plenty of seating. It does get very busy.
Written 6 September 2023
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Chris318i
Regensburg, Germany333 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
The Upper Barrakka Gardens is a small but very beautiful park in Valletta. It offers a great view on the "Three Cities", the Grand Harbor, etc. Furthermore you can watch the firing of the "Saluting Batteries" from there.
From our point of view definitely a must-see in Valletta.
Written 4 September 2023
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