Grand Harbour from the British Hotel live camCharming view of Fort St. Angelo with the cities of Senglea, Cospicua and Birgu in background

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    • 1 month ago
    • Maureen Futerill

    2 tugs as escort from port,hope one of them is a fire tende

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    • 2 months ago
    • Capture Sam

    3mar18--MWH __'The Boat' "Das Boot" is a great film, I re-watched it a few month ago. Thanks for the information. I am looking forward to viewing your photos. EnJoy EnJoy

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    • 2 months ago
    • MWH

    UPDATE! It's a film shoot for an upcoming series - anyone remember the epic film "Das Boot" - it went on for hours - an amazing film..... Well, looks like it will soon be a series and the "Scorpion" which has been retrofitted to look like a U-Boat is outside Valletta harbour being used for some filming. There's a second sub without an engine which is being used for filming at the run Rinella Film Studios in Malta. Result.....

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    • 2 months ago
    • MWH

    18:00 / 17th Feb - Submarine entering the port - been doing something outside the harbour with a load of other boats - photo uploading next week (when I'm home)

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    • 3 months ago
    • Keith Davies

    Sena Ġdida Sbieħ minn Wales, Blwyddyn Newydd Dda O Gymru, Happy New Year From Wales

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    • 4 months ago
    • Capture Sam

    29dec17-- A Thank You to our host, British Hotel Valletta, for sponsoring this 'live cam' view of Grand Harbour from the British Hotel of Fort St. Angelo with the cities of Senglea, Cospicua and Birgu in background, charming.

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    • 4 months ago
    • JCC

    Crude oil tanker Azerbaijan leaving Grand harbour assisted by two tugs. She has been for maintenance in ship repair yard.

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    • 6 months ago
    • Malcolm Cole

    Hi folks is the race late starting does anyone know ?
    Thanks

  • avatar
    • 6 months ago
    • JCC

    10.00am MT boats lining for the off signal for the start of the Rolex Middle Sea yacht race with100 participants. See it Live on Malta TVM2

  • avatar
    • 7 months ago
    • Jean

    Sir Philip Greens little runabout “Lionheart” has arrived

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    • 7 months ago
    • Gert

    Thanks Skyline for bringing back this camera.

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    • 7 months ago
    • William Richey

    Thank you for bringing this cam back British Hotel, I've missed it

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    • 8 months ago
    • Louis Pace

    Thanks to Gert,
    September Cruses Arrivals

    http://www.vallettawaterfront.com/ScheduleDetail.aspx?id=96942&month=9&year=2017&t=c

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    • 8 months ago
    • Dee

    Welcome back Samar! (complete with helicopter on the back!)

Grand Harbour from the British Hotel

Undoubtedly it is one of the most beautiful natural harbours of the world, the biggest of the Mediterranean, Grand Harbour (Il-Port il-Kbir) is the jewel of Valletta (Il-Belt Valletta); its perfect position in the heart of the Mediterranean makes it the ideal holiday destination for sailing boats, motorboats, superyachts and cruise ships even longer than 300 meters, its magnificence and the enchanting Maltese capital, officially recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, delight every day hundreds of tourists from all over the world.

Grand Harbour has a rich heritage that led to many changes occurred during its long history, already in use since Phoenician times, small groups of fishers or merchant fleets found here ideal and safe conditions for mooring, this facilitated its progressive development, new docks and wharves were included over the centuries and fortifications built all around; after a brief and unsuccessful control by Napoleon, under the British Military Grand Harbour was massively fortified and became a strategic military base for a long time, moreover a wider entrance, harbour amenities and a greater anchorage were included, Valletta started to enjoy a new era of prosperity focusing mainly on the opportunities given by the multi-purpose Grand Harbour, unfortunately much destruction was caused by the WWII.

Today modern yachts and cruise ships have given a new maritime function to this beautiful historic harbour, safe anchorage and high quality services are guaranteed all year round, at the same time they are always surrounded by magnificent panoramic views and prestigious works of baroque architecture...really a great experience! Grand Harbour is bounded by Fort St. Elmi (Il-Forti Sant Iermu), Fort Ricasoli (Forti Rikazoli) and the Sceberras Peninsula, on which Valletta stands, the nearby and enchanting Barakka Gardens (Il-Barrakka ta' Fuq) offer unrivaled views over the entire stretch of the entrance to Grand Harbour, moreover it is enriched by a quantity of wonderful bays, by the picturesque village of Kalkara (Il-Kalkara) and by the fortified Three Cities, that is Vittoriosa (Birgu), Cospicua (Bormla) and Senglea (L-Isla).

The Three Cities are embraced by the fortified Cottonera Lines, built to include the entire area, their tourist attractions and the rich historical and cultural heritage inside the walls are worth a visit. Already built since Phoenician times, their inlets and fortified walls provided the perfect conditions for mooring and protecting Grand Harbour, moreover a home and fortress to almost every people who settled here; rightly considered the cradle of Malta's history and culture, the origins of their palaces, churches, forts and bastions go back to time immemorable.

Something in detail: Vittoriosa has played a significant role thanks to its strategic importance as portual city and the proximity to Fort St. Angelo (Forti Sant'Anglu); as the first home of the Knights Hospitaller of St. John (later Knights of Malta) it still boasts some ancient Knights' residences (auberges) and walls dating back to the 16th century; Senglea, originally an island, was strategically joined to Cospicua, during the Second World War heavy bombardments devasted most of the city but today it still offers superb views especially from the Safe Haven Gardens; the larger but younger Cospicua was the centre of all commercial and military activity, however it suffered extensive damage during World War II that fortunately spared the famous and robust fortifications of Santa Margherita Lines, still perfectly preserved.

Cam on-line since: 06/01/2013