Lower Barrakka Gardens, Valletta

Lower Barrakka Gardens, Valletta (must see)

A public garden on the waterfront of the Grand Harbour, Lower Barrakka Gardens includes several monuments and statues. It's a pretty spot that's well worth a visit.

The most prominent object in the gardens is the Neo-classical temple dedicated to Sir Alexander Ball. It was built in 1810. Ball was a British admiral and was the first Civil Commissioner of Malta. Architect Giorgio Pullicino created the monument in the vision of an ancient Greek temple--the design was inspired by the Temple of Hephaestus in Athens. The site was considered appropriate for a monument to a naval officer since it overlooks the harbor.

The terrace also features many commemorative plaques. You'll find monuments to the 50th anniversary of the European Union, the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, the Prague spring, and many other people and events.

If you've stopped by the gardens, don't miss the Siege Bell War Memorial just across the Quarry Wharf. There's also a small cafe with burgers, drinks, and coffees at the kiosk nearby.

For an even more impressive view of the city, don't miss the Upper Barrakka Gardens located on the upper level of the Saint Peter & Paul Bastion.

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Lower Barrakka Gardens on Map

Sight Name: Lower Barrakka Gardens
Sight Location: Valletta, Malta (See walking tours in Valletta)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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