Grand Harbour - Valletta live camView of the Grand Harbour and Saint Angelo Fort in Birgu as seen from Valletta's waterfront

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    • 5 days ago
    • debbie morris

    the Norwegian spirit is on her way early too.

  • avatar
    • 6 days ago
    • debbie morris

    aw shout out to the little boy dancing and waving to the camera!!

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    • 6 days ago
    • Janette MacAlister

    Thank you Dee, I couldn't see it on AIS. I have been on the Fascinosa 4 times, it is a lovely ship.

  • avatar
    • 6 days ago
    • Dee

    It's Artemis, Janette

  • avatar
    • 6 days ago
    • Janette MacAlister

    What is the small ship right behind Costa Fascinosa please?

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    • 6 days ago
    • John G

    Down to 56 cams on Malta now , high 60's last week. What is going on?

  • avatar
    • 7 days ago
    • PMM

    LS JACOBA is a Chemical/Oil Products Tanker built in 2006 and currently sailing under the flag of Gibraltar.

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • John G

    Board of Trade sports day as we used to call it back in the day

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • John G

    Board of Trade sports day as we used to call it back in the 70's.

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • Dee

    Lifeboat drill taking place at the moment...

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • Dee

    A much better day for the cruise ship passengrs to enjoy..

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • debbie morris

    watching the lightening more than mein Schiff departing must have been fab view from out at sea.

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    • 1 week ago
    • Sue Sayer

    Don't think the open top buses will do much business today!!!

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    • 1 week ago
    • Dee

    Thunderstorm over Malta... goodness, it's black as night!

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