Grand Harbour - Valletta live camView over Grand Harbour and Fort Saint Angelo in Birgu from Valletta Waterfront

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    • 1 day ago
    • jenni money

    Where is the senglea cottonera web cam. Miss seeing th ships

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    • 3 days ago
    • ganni

    Thanks skyline for England first webcam .
    http://www.skylinewebcams.com/en/webcam/united-kingdom/kent/dover/dover-beach-kent.html

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    • 3 days ago
    • viv

    Hi Pat, just along the road then lol x

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    • 3 days ago
    • Kevin Fairgrieve

    A second Oil Rig on its way in this morning. Picture uploaded.

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    • 4 days ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Pat.have you a plan for visiting Malta? Don't leave it too long,I wanted to visit Malt for as long as I can remember but didn't get around to it until 2013 . I've been back twice a year since .

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    • 4 days ago
    • pat

    Viv, I'm about 2400 miles from Burlington. :)

  • avatar
    • 4 days ago
    • viv

    Pat, not far from our family then! :)

  • avatar
    • 5 days ago
    • pat

    Hi Viv! I'm actually in Arizona. But one day..... I want to be in Malta. :)

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    • 5 days ago
    • viv

    Hi Pat, you're welcome. I guess the weather is a bit different where you are in the world. If my memory serves me correctly, you're in the USA or Canada? We have family in Burlington, Ontario, I know they're both BIG places. Wherever you are have a good day.

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    • 1 week ago
    • pat

    Ooops. In my previous comment I meant "sun" not "fun".......:)

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • pat

    Thanks Viv! At least it sounds like I'm not the only one who would like to see the fun shining again and beautiful days........:)

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • viv

    Hi Pat, the weather is a bit abnormal at the moment. They haven't had a winter like this for 18 years! Even the locals are complaining....at least their water levels will be good for a while.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • pat

    It seems it's been stormy and rainy there forever. When does the rainy season end in Malta? I absolutely love the beauty of the Harbour when the sun is shining and glistening off the water.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Mex

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Grand Harbour - Valletta

The stunning Maltese capital of Valletta (Il-Belt Valletta), gem of Mediterranean and one of the most beautiful Baroque jewels of the world, was considered one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites in Malta for its extraordinary heritage conservation.

A visit to Valletta is a real trip to the past, exactly when the Knights of St. John (later Knights of Malta) started its construction in 1566 on the rocky Mount Sciberras under Grandmaster Jean Parisot de la Valette who founded this fortress city that bears his name; thanks to their fortifications and massive bastions the knights won the bloody siege of 1565, part of this architectural treasure had fortunately survived World War II and natural disasters, today it is the main tourist attraction of a city with a large concentration of historic areas and magnificent views. As a charming open-air museum, Valletta is rich in ancient masterpieces that can be experienced while enjoying simultaneously the rhythm of a modern life, among its chaotic attractions, one of the safest and largest natural harbours in Europe, Grand Harbour (Il-Port il-Kbir), a great economic development opportunity; thanks to its very favourable position in the heart of Mediterranean, it originally represented an ideal place of refuge with waters deep enough to anchor, firstly occupied by Phoenicians who landed here, and later unsuccessfully controlled by Napoleon, under the British Military was massively fortified and improved with dockyard facilities, a wider entrance, harbour amenities and a greater anchorage partially destroyed during the world wars; completely restored, the multi-purpose Grand Harbour is today the center of the maritime activity of the whole island, a prestigious landmark of Malta and the premier destination for yachts, superyachts and cruise ships coming from all over the world.

Grand Harbour offers spectacular panoramic views as surrounded by a quantity of stunning inlets and ancient treasures such as Fort Saint Elmo (Il-Forti Sant Iermu), Fort Ricasoli (Forti Rikazoli), the picturesque village of Kalkara (Il-Kalkara), the fortified Three Cities of Vittoriosa (Birgu), Cospicua (Bormla) and Senglea (L-Isla) and not so far the stunning Barakka Gardens (Il-Barrakka ta' Fuq); it welcomes million cruise passengers every year and give them at their arrival a first glimpse of a very versatile center known as Valletta Waterfront; as a multi-purpose area, it is a real landmark, one of the most frequented meeting points of Valletta, a high quality entertainment destination become increasingly popular for tourists and locals, a complete mix of retail, dining, leisure experiences and shopping along the water's edge where also festivities and outdoor themed events take place all year round. Originally a simple pier and a place where merchants used to unload their wares, this wonderful Baroque masterpiece was built by the Knights of St. John's Grand Master Manuel Pinto de Fonseca in the 18th century, over the years it was fortunately renovated and today is moreover a famous cruise and ferry terminal also providing efficient and affordable transport services within the Grand Harbour and neighbouring areas; Valletta Waterfront is certainly worth a visit, a simple stroll along the promenade either day or night with a view on its panoramic beauties we'll be a marvelous experience.

Cam on-line since: 09/17/2013