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The Grand Harbour and Valletta Live Webcam

Beautiful view of the Grand Harbour and the Valletta seaside promenade from Valletta Waterfront

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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 from: 09/17/2013
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Mary-Anne Kingscott
22 hours ago
Good afternoon,we where going to Valletta this morning to do some shopping, but realized it will be to busy.
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Dougie2
22 hours ago
I've located Lirica, she's docked over at Senglea. Obviously there wasn't space between Norwegian Jade's stern and Celebrity Equinox's bow. A whole lot of eager tourists gonna hit Valletta today!
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Dougie2
23 hours ago
Now, where are they going to fit MSC Lirica? Can't watch it manoeuvering 'cos Celebrity Equinox is in the way.
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Dougie2
23 hours ago
A great morning for cruise ship watchers - we've 3 at the moment.
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DEREK JAMES BEVAN
2 days ago
Mary Anne.thank you for that info,on another web site
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Mary-Anne Kingscott
3 days ago
Hi Jim, about communicating with fellow travelers, we shall have to see, but as we are going to be 9 of us, plus people from other countries go on this ship too, we should be OK. We live in Malta, so it's handy for us going from hear. The Mein Schiff 3 goes from Malta to Malta.
PL, if you go on Vallettawaterfront.com or Valletta Waterfront :: Schedule Details it should come up with all the details.
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P.L.
3 days ago
Hi Mary-Anne
I have looked on the Valletta waterfront website before and tried using there cruise ship timetable, but whenever I try anything on it all I get is a black screen, any idea what I am doing wrong?.
What date in August are you due to be on Mein Schiff, as she is in every Sunday, that way we can keep an eye out for you so you can give us a wave please.
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Dougie2
3 days ago
Nice comment, Jim Rafferty. Thanks.
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Jim Rafferty
3 days ago
Mary-Anne, are you visiting Malta on Mein Schiff?
If so, we will have to initiate you into the club, by having a webcam wave ;)
I have a friend who did a cruise on her, and he says nothing but positive things about the crew and the dining. English is no problem when talking to the crew, but may be a disadvantage in communicating with fellow travellers, who, in the main, are German speakers.
It is certainly a vessel I would like to explore.
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Mary-Anne Kingscott
3 days ago
Dougie2, we are going on a cruise, on Mein Schiff 3 in August, yes I know that the language is German, but we are going with family members, and my brother in law knows the language, so we are depending a bit on him. The staff do speak English to, we where told, but I am sure we will manage one way or the other! By the way I am Maltese and my husband is British. I will let you know when we come back how we got along.
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Dougie2
3 days ago
Mary-Anne: Incidentally, Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Is it a disadvantage on Mein Schiff 3 if one is not fluent in German? Everything I've read about this cruise line is impressive, but on-board language might be a problem. Your advice?
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Dougie2
3 days ago
Mary-Anne: If you're not in "The Club" you deserve to be! Thanks for that info about Valletta Waterfront Terminal. Now I can predict the best times to visit the webcams.
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