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

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  • avatar
    • 3 hours ago
    • viv

    Morning Skyliners! We're getting close to 5 million hits on this web cam, keep looking.

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    • 1 day ago
    • pat

    Crystal Serenity is on a Northwest Passage Cruise for a 32 Day Arctic Ocean Adventure. That would be awesome to be on.

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    • 2 days ago
    • Sal

    What another beautiful morning it looks like there... a mix of sun shining through the clouds.

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    • 3 days ago
    • Janette MacAlister

    Thank you Viv, I haven't been looking much at Malta recently, I tend to spend more time ( too much really )looking at my Sicily webcams. They are all fascinating!!

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    • 3 days ago
    • simon

    http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/centerx:14.5/centery:35.8/zoom:15

  • avatar
    • 3 days ago
    • viv

    You can see which vessels are currently berthed in Valletta grand Harbour at http://www.cruisin.me

  • avatar
    • 3 days ago
    • viv

    Hello Janette MacAlister, it's the Costa Neoclassica

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    • 3 days ago
    • Janette MacAlister

    Which Costa is this one?

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    • 1 week ago
    • Sal

    Aaahh.. Completely forgot that "Brilliance Of The Seas" was in today. Just logged in to see it depart!! Also missed MSC Preziosa.

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Sal

    Yet again the people of Malta put on a wonderful firework display! Puts our local Bonfire night display to shame...

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • pat

    Cool fireworks display!

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Sal

    .... may get a better view from the Grand Harbour by British Hotel webcam as it seems like the barge will be nearer to there

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Sal

    Don't know if we'll be able to see the fireworks from the harbour or not tonight?

    La Notte di San Lorenzo 09.08.16. 22.00 - 23.00 (Festival of St Lawrence)

    22.00hrs : A pyro-musical display synchronised to Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”.
    22.15hrs: One-by-one traditional fireworks are let off. These shall include the ‘multi-break crackered shells’ (in Maltese known as “murtali tal-beraq” ) .
    22.30hrs : 2nd Pyro-musical display. A pyro-musical display with the musical theme based on traditional Maltese music by composer Charles Camilleri.
    22.45hrs: More single-firework colour shots will follow until the final part of the programme. These shots will include the multi-break coloured shells (known in Maltese as “murtali tal-kulur”)
    23.00hrs: The programme will come to its Grand Finale by a colourful pyro-musical display with music from John Miles and the Italian singers Volo.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • David Peplow

    I believe the rig recently arrived is the 'Transocean Driller', while the rig that ran aground off Scotland is the 'Transocean Winner'.

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