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Upper Barrakka Gardens

Wandering the narrow streets of the historic Maltese capital Valletta just a couple of weeks ago, my wife Janet, two friends and I made our way slowly upwards to the Upper Barrakka Gardens, the highest point on the ancient city walls and one of Malta’s most spectacular viewpoints. Our efforts were well rewarded – the panoramic view of the Grand Harbour across to the Three Cities is simply breathtaking…

Valletta Grand Harbour - view from the Upper Barrakka Gardens www.photogardenerblog.com

The Barrakka Gardens themselves are of historical and architectural interest, as well as being a tranquil haven for foot-weary travellers. Originally constructed as a place of relaxation for the Italian Knights of St. John, the gardens are now a public open space and home to a collection of commemorative statues, including a bust of Sir Winston Churchill and a replica of Les Gavroches by Antonio Sciortino (the original was removed and is now housed in the National Museum of Fine Arts).

Upper Barrakka Gardens , Valletta, Malta www.photogardenerblog.com

The Upper Barrakka Gardens, Valletta, Malta.

Upper Barrakka Gardens , Valletta, Malta www.photogardenerblog.com

Upper Barrakka Gardens , Valletta, Malta www.photogardenerblog.com

The garden oasis of the Upper Barrakka Gardens – well worth the climb.

 

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