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The Grand Harbour and 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.

Webcam on-line since: 09/17/2013

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  • avatar
    • 1 day ago
    • big ben

    *can not*

  • avatar
    • 2 days ago
    • P.L.

    Hi Skyline
    Just tuned in this morning and found the new website layout and think it is fantastic. Especially like the new full screen time lapse with the pause button. Hopefully when I am in Malta next week my good friends on Skyline will be able to get some screen shots of me waving at the webcams.
    I will be visiting this one webcam next Friday, as Emerald Princess is in Valletta on that day and I look forward to catching up with her as I will see her leave Southampton on Saturday as well.

  • avatar
    • 2 days ago
    • Paul Libreri

    Thanks P.L. Your info is appreciated.

  • avatar
    • 2 days ago
    • P.L.

    Hi Paul Libreri.
    She is due to sail on the 30/08, departure time still to be confirmed. If you go to www.maltaspotting.com you can find information about Navel vessel Arrival and Departures.

  • avatar
    • 2 days ago
    • Paul Libreri

    Does anyone have an idea of the departure day & time for the Dutch frigate? Would love to follow it.

  • avatar
    • 3 days ago
    • mike dunne

    Thanks all for your help but "super woman" has just sorted it out for me,there is a very small section of the full screen expander visible and it works. Whoopee !!!

  • avatar
    • 3 days ago
    • big ben

    mike dunne are you using internet explorer? if so check if you page is zoomed in on the bottom right of the web page

  • avatar
    • 3 days ago
    • Merv

    Umm, ok Mike. Are your Adobe Flash Player settings up-to date ?

  • avatar
    • 3 days ago
    • mike dunne

    merv,i am doing just that but the logo is covering it,even when it first comes up,i still get the page,only happening on this pic.

  • avatar
    • 3 days ago
    • Merv

    Mike, place the mouse arrow in the bottom left corner. A "Full Screen" box should show up, click on that.

  • avatar
    • 3 days ago
    • mike dunne

    thanks sky line but the sponsors logo is covering the full screen app,tried your solution but no luck.

  • avatar
    • 3 days ago
    • SkylineWebcams

    Hi Mike Dunne, the problem could be that you click on the icon of "sponsored by" to go full screen, try to not do this, click on another spot of the live video...

  • avatar
    • 3 days ago
    • big ben

    @P.L. i see what you mean about the webcam makes it look like in against the building's, @mike dunne, mines working fine so not sure what the issue is on yours

  • avatar
    • 3 days ago
    • mike dunne

    Am I the only one with this problem, when I try to go to full screen on this view all I get is the sponsors page ??

  • avatar
    • 3 days ago
    • P.L.

    The view from MSC Lirica bridge webcam makes it look like she is berthed against the Harbour buildings.