Wander among the sculptures, monuments, pathways and lush vegetation of Lower Barrakka Gardens. This scenic spot on the waterfront sits on the bastions overlooking the Grand Harbor. Relax, learn about the city’s history and enjoy some excellent views out to sea.
As you stroll through the picturesque park, stop to look at the monuments. Admire the neoclassical memorial to Vice Admiral Sir Alexander John Ball. He was a close friend of Lord Horatio Nelson and drove the occupying French army out of Malta at the end of the 19th century.
Walk over to the path that surrounds the gardens and overlooks the harbor. See the Siege Bell Memorial, a belfry in the form of a neoclassical temple that contains a huge bronze bell. It was erected in 1992 to commemorate the 7,000 service personnel and civilians who lost their lives in the Siege of Malta during World War II. The bell chimes every day at noon. The memorial is
As you move around the gardens, past the fountain and neatly trimmed hedges, you may notice a large number of cats. They come to rest under the shade of palm trees. Go to the terrace and read the commemorative plaques. They mark numerous historic events, including the 50th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.
Sit on a bench and watch boats and cruise ships entering and leaving the harbor. The view from here also takes in Fort St. Angelo and Fort St. Elmo.
The Lower Barrakka Gardens are open every day from morning until late in the evening and admission is free. The facilities include toilets and a café.
Situated above the Grand Harbor, the gardens are approximately a 15-minute walk from Valletta's bus station.
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Overall property and it's location. The breakfast was fabulous and rooms are very large and well decorated.
The harbour view rooms in which we stayed are a delight as they look over the Durand harbour and have a small sitting area to enjoy the view. Room was clean, bed very comfortable, staff extremely courteous, friendly and helpful. Only small criticism is that it would help to get more than 2 tea bags ...
Wonderful welcoming hotel manager- Dutch but can’t remember his name! So helpful and arranged everything for us. Lovely breakfasts. Location 1st class and very quiet despite 5 minutes walk to the centre of old Valletta. Great roof terrace and drinks served anytime!
The hotel is in the heart of Sliema. All the people that work in the hotel are kind and the rooms are big and clean. The only thing that I did not appreciate was the breakfast, which I do not recommend! Otherwise the hotel is well situated, 2' from the bust stop and 2' from the bars and restaurants ...
The staff at the phone is are outstanding, from concierge through front desk and management. The location is second to none in Malta
Wonderful traditional building tastefully restored.we had a hot tub room which was fantastic. Room 33 has the biggest terrace with tub.