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

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  • avatar
    • 7 hours ago
    • David Hill

    What a pity Malta Airport cant have a web cam of this quality instead of their "Now you see me, now you don't" one.

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    • 20 hours ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Hi Folks.close to five million hits on this camera but no comments for a week!

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    • 1 week ago
    • Pamela

    New cam in Greece. *Thumbs up*

    https://www.skylinewebcams.com/webcam/ellada/thessalia/trikala/mylos-ksotikon.html?format=html&lang=en

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • Sal

    Just logged in to watch Costa NeoRiviera leaving the dry dock!!

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    • 1 week ago
    • Shelley

    Oh no, missed her leave. I just knew she would sneak away under cover of darkness, or at least before I logged on. At least I saw her in port.

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    • 1 week ago
    • Shelley

    Fantastic vessel, unlike any other I've seen. Hope I see it leave port.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • ian

    Dougie, She's towing 16 - 24 (very expensive) acoustic sensors side-by-side when doing her job.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Dougie2

    Ian: She looks like a Vulcan bomber aircraft when you see a bird's eye view. Wonde why she has to be that shape. As the marinetraffic.com photo shows, the fwd deck is a helipad.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • ian

    Seismic research/prospecting ship "Ramform Titan" in harbour. Odd creature 49m wide, built 2013 (see pic).

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Kernow Lad

    Portuguese Navy in town, at least it looks like one of their patrol boats.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • steve

    24/11/16: Busy unloading cargo this morning off the "Goutamaru" into chilled containers.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Thomas Cubby

    Maltashipphotos.com is a good one for naval vessels, it shows photographs of the vessels that are due to arrive in Malta and when they are departing.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Dougie 2.I think Malta spotting is still available .I use Port Malta(Valletta) myself if this helps.

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Dougie2

    Anyone know what's happened to <maltaspotting.com> website? I've been going there for info for several years, especially to find out more about visiting naval vessels.

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