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Here’s why Valletta’s public gardens are ‘outstanding’


If you’re looking for the perfect spot to go for a lovely stroll then we know just the place in Malta’s beautiful capital city.

The Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta have won an ‘outstanding’ rating by the holiday experts at

The travel website ranked the public gardens overlooking the Grand Harbour as ‘highly recommended’ with an astonishing 94% satisfaction rating.

Upper Barrakka Gardens

The travel website added: ‘Head to the Upper Barrakka Gardens for sweeping panoramic views of the Grand Harbour.

‘From this vantage point you can also spot the old towns of Senglea and Vittoriosa, and the shipyards below.

‘You’ll encounter the Saluting Battery, where daily cannon salutes are performed at noon, as well as beautiful fountains, plenty of manicured green space for a picnic, and benches to rest your feet over coffee from the resident cafe.’

Earlier, named Malta as its Best Overall Destination.

It said: ‘Based on a combination of factors, including our own algorithms that identify the world’s top hotels, restaurants, and attractions, we’ve named Malta the Best Overall Destination in our inaugural Experts’ Choice destination awards.

‘Malta is a must-visit. 

‘With increased tourism and cruise ship-traffic, you’ll want to be a part of the vanguard to avoid the crowds in what’ll definitely be even more of a holiday hub in the future.’

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