Upper Barrakka Gardens
The Upper Barrakka gardens provide a space of peace and shade in the heart of the capital city
The beautiful Upper Barrakka Gardens are situated in the capital of Malta, Valletta, next to Castille Palace. The gardens offer fantastic views of the Grand Harbour, the cities of Senglea, Vittoriosa and Kalkara as well as the Breakwater.
Visitors can spend hours here simply admiring the stunning view. The Upper Barrakka Gardens are built on top of a bastion, on the highest point of Valletta and date back to 1661 when it used to be a private garden of the Knights.
It was not until over 150 years later the gardens opened to the public and today visitors can admire the colourful garden with various flowers and trees that make the gardens a peaceful spot in the otherwise busy city. There are a number of statues and monuments that complement the gardens, including a bronze group called ‘Les Gavroches’ and a statue dedicated to Winston Churchill.
Every day at noon, members of the Malta Heritage Society (dressed in British Artillery uniforms) fire a salute.
Valletta Garden Park Upper Barrakka Gardens, Valletta, Malta UNESCO site ? no Monday - Sunday: 07:00 - 22:00 +356 2123 7747