Upper Barrakka GardensCurrently Closed
- Address: TriqSant' Orsla, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta
- Timings: 07:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Garden, Monument, Statue, Family And Kids
Upper Barrakka Gardens - Review
The Upper Barrakka Gardens are an exquisite site in Valletta. These charming gardens are a great place to take a refreshing break from all the sightseeing that you will be doing during your trip to the city. The gardens are a great setting for destination weddings and proposals as well.
This place is a stunning view point. You will be able to avail spectacular views of Valletta’s glorious harbor as well as the busy city from this vantage point. The cannons that fire from the Saluting Battery are not to be missed. Beautiful stone monuments and structures decorate the place. The Gardens may be small but their picturesque setting is certainly one to be experienced and a view from the top is worth having while in Valletta.
Upper Barrakka Gardens Information
- Ticket Price is Free.
- The place closes at dusk. There is no closing time as such.
- A cannon fires at noon and sunset everyday which can be viewed from the gardens.
Upper Barrakka Gardens Hours
- The Saluting Battery is open daily from 9.00 am till 5.00 pm.Ticket prices is Euro 4.70.
How To reach Upper Barrakka Gardens by Public Transport
- Lascaris (Bus)
Restaurants Near Upper Barrakka Gardens
- La Mere Restaurant
- Rampila Restaurant
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Things to Know Before Visiting Upper Barrakka Gardens
95% of people who visit Valletta include Upper Barrakka Gardens in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
45.03% of people start their Upper Barrakka Gardens visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Upper Barrakka Gardens
53.32% of people prefer walking in order to reach Upper Barrakka Gardens
Upper Barrakka Gardens Trips
Upper Barrakka Gardens, Valletta Reviews
A stunningly beautiful Victorian garden preserved to the present with an amazing view of the Grand Harbour and the other cities across the water. It presents a lovely place to take photos, to take in the harbour, and to watch events. Including the firing of the watch cannons which present absolute local noon according to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich UK. Though the local church bells disagree and have their own noon. Either way it's a fun spectacle.
Maintained gardens overlooking the bay and port with the old saluting battery. Saluting shots are fired at 1200 and 1600 at the time of the visit. Nice short ceremony of loading and firing - 15 minutes tops. Has a small venue for drinks. All in all good spot to rest in the shade for a bit but the park is very small and receives considerable amount of tourist traffic.
Gardens on top of Valletta. Not much of a garden but with the water shortages not a surprise. Cafe with medium size seating area. Great views of Valletta harbour and surrounding area. Also home to military museum. With a walk into the secret tunnels. Good meeting place if you get split up from a group, just keep walking up till you can't go any higher.
Beautiful place with incredible views! The small cafe was well appointed. The place is beautifully presented but was quite crowded. It's a must visit for its views alone. There are some beautiful flowers and the whole atmosphere is lovely and relaxing.
Never gets boring up here... impressive and breathtaking views, nice garden, statues and monuments, history... both day and night offer a difference experience... nice when there are people around but magical when finding it a bit empty to yourself.