Senglea - Cottonera live camNice view on the boatyard and Senglea on the left side from Valletta Waterfront

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  • avatar
    • 2 days ago
    • PRINC180

    Pamela a ian thank you very much for your answer ...

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    • 2 days ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Ian they may have just fancied a change of scenery ,they must get bored going the same route every day ! gan canny tho.

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    • 3 days ago
    • ian

    The last days the high speed catamaran "Jean.d.l.Vallette" ferry to Sicily has started to select a new and curved route every time. As opposed to previous straight line & same track. I wonder if this is connected to the recent political affair with refugee boats not allowed into Malta...

  • avatar
    • 3 days ago
    • ian

    @Pamela & PRINC180; The two entrance cameras last working day was May 31, which makes me guess it's a commersial matter.

  • avatar
    • 3 days ago
    • Dee

    Cruise ship 'The World' will be arriving in Valletta on the 23rd. I managed to see her enter Venice early in the morning on the 7th. Hopefully, we'll be able to see her from one of these harbour webcams.

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    • 3 days ago
    • Dee

    Pamela, regarding Le Ponant.... the harbour had five cruise ships in altogether, Oceana was just out of shot of the webcam, making room for Artemis and Panorama II, with Norwegian Spirit arriving in the afternoon.

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    • 3 days ago
    • PMM

    15.06.18. Brisk WNW breeze today (23 mph). Top temp today of 26 deg. ☺

  • avatar
    • 4 days ago
    • Pamela

    It's been off for a while Princ180. I don't know whether it's maintainence or broken or something else.

  • avatar
    • 4 days ago
    • PRINC180

    Access to Grand Harbor is missing a webcamera

  • avatar
    • 4 days ago
    • Pamela

    I wonder why Le Ponant is over there rather than here as there is nothing else in today or due in until next week by the schedule. There would seem to be space as far as I can see.

  • avatar
    • 4 days ago
    • Dee

    Very nice of Oceana to hide out of webcam shot, as we get to see Le Ponant across the water. :-)

  • avatar
    • 4 days ago
    • Dee

    I was up very early this morning and Oceana was already in. According to the ship map it entered the harbour at 3.43am. I did manage to see Artemis and Le Ponant arrive. Norwegian Spirit is heading for Malta and scheduled to arrive 1.00pm local time.

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    • 5 days ago
    • PMM

    Missed all the action - Valletta harbour virtually empty now!

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    • 5 days ago
    • daddyfixit

    MSC seaview in dock; Malta is now full !

Senglea - Cottonera

Valletta Waterfront and Grand Harbour (Il-Port il-Kbir) are two of the most notable landmarks for people arriving at Maltese island directly from Mediterranean, they welcome millions of cruise passengers every year with a quantity of excellent services.

Valletta Waterfront, also known as Pinto's Wharf, is a very versatile center, a multi-purpose area and one of the most frequented meeting points of Valletta due to its extraordinary offer including high quality entertainment, a complete mix of retail, dining, leisure experiences and shopping, festivities and outdoor themed events all year round and much more...a dream destination become increasingly popular over the years for tourists and locals. Its origins date back to the 18th century, when was commissioned by the Knights of St. John's Grand Master Manuel Pinto de Fonseca as a simple pier and place where merchants used to unload their wares, once renovated, the old warehouses of this Baroque masterpiece were replaced with a leisure complex for locals and million cruise passengers as well as 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, whether we're looking for luxurious restaurants, events or simply a moment for a walk along the promenade, Valletta Waterfront has it all, either day or night a simple stroll while admiring all breathtaking panoramic views around, including a lovely view of Senglea (o L-Isla), can turn into a marvelous experience!

Also known as Isla, this stunning city, one of the heaviest fortified cities of Malta, belongs to Three Cities (or Cottonera Lines) also including Cospicua (Bormla) and Vittoriosa (Birgu), rightly claimed to be the cradle of Maltese history. Although its smaller dimensions, it boasts a rich historic heritage, many buildings and massive bastions and fortifications, which give spectacular views on the Grand Harbour, were built during the age of the Knights of St. John, Senglea is also nicknamed "Civitas Invicta" as unconquered during the Ottoman invasion at the Great Siege of 1565, however it was mostly destroyed by bombings during the WWII and suffered heavy losses including rare architectural masterpieces dating back to its first construction in the 16th century; originally a small island later partially connected to the mainland for strategic reasons by the Knights Hospitaller (the Maltese name "Isla" derives from the Italian "isola", island) it protrudes with its oldest part into the Grand Harbour and is still enclosed by massive fortifications guarding the harbour and the opposite side where the capital Valletta (Il-Belt Valletta) is located as they did a longtime ago.

There are a variety of activities and events taking place in Senglea throughout the year as well as tourist attractions all worth a visit, most of them still a reminder of its glorious past, through a simple stroll it is possible to reach them, just a few words to mention the most important must-sees: the look-out garden (Gnien il-Gardjola) and the stone vedette where one can enjoy a blend of history and the Mediterranean, a variety of architectural buildings in British style, Senglea Point with its magnificent views of Valletta and Grand Harbour, narrow streets still holding a number of ancient buildings, religious treasures such as the miraculous statue of Jesus Christ the Redeemer (Ir-Redentur ta `l-Isla) situated in the Basilica dedicated to The Birth of the Virgin Mary or the statue Madonna of the Middle (il-Madonna Tan-Nofs), originally placed in the main road as a sign of gratitude to the Virgin for protecting Senglea from the 1813 plague; moreover a stroll along the nearby Vittoriosa's promenade will offer magnificent views of Senglea, among the most beautiful in the world. We can't forget to mention the famous boatyard, enlarged and developed by British, it has become increasingly important over the years for its role in the economic growth of the city, it sees thousands of cruise passengers embarking and disembarking every day and offers all types of services and works to make more comfortable the stay of the big cruise ships, a real attraction for tourists and locals.

Cam on-line since: 09/17/2013