Valletta seaside promenade - Birgu live camMagnificent view of the Lower Barrakka Gardens and the city of Birgu from Valletta's promenade

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    • 1 month ago
    • P.L.

    If you are viewing today Dougie2

    Happy Birthday

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    • 1 month ago
    • P.L.

    If you are viewing today Dougie2

    Happy Birthday

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    • 2 months ago
    • Julie Gilbert

    I would like to wish Skyline and everyone who posts on the Malta site a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year hoping to be there myself next Summer Have a good time folks

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    • 2 months ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Hi folks.a merry Christmas to you all on Skyline Malta and to the staff at Skyline AND the folks who sponsor the cameras for us to enjoy.

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    • 2 months ago
    • P.L.

    Two weeks today is Christmas day and as we are all likely to be very busy over the next couple of weeks I would like to wish everyone watching, and the team at Skyline for all there hard work during the year.
    A very Happy Christmas and New Year

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    • 4 months ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Hi Lyn.back home now sorry could not reply tablet too slow for some reason .

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    • 4 months ago
    • Lyn

    Hi Derek James Bevan. How's it going out there? I've been back a week now and can't wait to return. Have stayed eight times now and never tire of wonderful Malta, hope you are having a great time.

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    • 5 months ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Hi Lyn.I noticed the wind earlier.not as bad as the rain for most of day here and the 11 c temp it can only be better.

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    • 5 months ago
    • Lyn

    Hi Derek James Bevan. I am fortunate enough to be out here now, very windy for past few days but still very warm, have a great time.

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    • 5 months ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Hi folks.It won't be long before I'm sitting here watching the world sailing by.

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    • 5 months ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    had some rain today !

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    • 8 months ago
    • baz

    ive just seen that man and his mate right in front of the cam

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    • 8 months ago
    • roger willis

    i saw them too, did you wave lol

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    • 8 months ago
    • Dominic Farndon

    I have just seen a man carrying out maintenance right in front of the camera. I wonder if he realised he was being watched. I have uploaded a couple of photos.

Valletta seaside promenade - Birgu

The splendid capital of Malta, Valletta (Il-Belt Valletta), as one of the most beautiful baroque masterpieces in the world, was officially recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its huge cultural importance; located on a peninsula and surrounded by the sea, Valletta is a popular holiday destination of extraordinary beauty, the heart of the Mediterranean rich in natural wonders, history and important traditions.

Once known as "Humilissima Civitas Valettae" (The Most Humble City of Valletta) and named after its French founder Jean Parisot de Valette, the city was built by the Knights Hospitaller (also known as the Hospitallers and later Knights of Saint John or Knights of Malta) in the 16th century; they decided to construct a new fortified city on the Sciberras Peninsula that, thanks to its strategic position and its two natural and prestigious harbours, Marsamxett (Il-Port ta' Marsamxett) and the Grand Harbour (Il-Port il-Kbir), became over the centuries not only a powerful fortress city but also a strongpoint of culture and economy in the world; Valletta was badly damaged during the Second World War, the Grand Harbour, in particular, was the scene of even more destruction but today it is premier destination for yachts and superyachts and a must while staying in Malta.

Valletta is today the permanent seat of the Maltese government and a lively cultural centre where the university, the highest teaching institution in Malta, finds its best expression, it's not coincidence that Valletta was announced as The European City of Culture for 2018, a prestigious title that reflects the extraordinary cultural heritage of this baroque masterpiece including some of the most prestigious works of architecture such as very ancient forts and bastions, the St John's Co-Cathedral (Kon-Katidral ta' San Ġwann), one of the most beautiful churches in the world, the majestic Grandmaster's Palace, the star-shaped Fort Saint Elmo (Il-Forti Sant Iermu), the symbol of Malta that bore the brunt of Turkish arms during the Great Siege of 1565, or the Auberge de Castille (Il-Berġa ta' Kastilja), all worth a mention. Discovering the city will mean an emotional journey through history where the Valletta's characteristic elements of old and modern style, lights and colours, traditions and culture, music and fun will merge together for an unique and exciting experience; the rich tourist offer includes modern accommodation facilities, fashion nights, all sorts of possibilities for water sports, moreover a visit to Valletta must include a trip to the public gardens...walking along the walls you should stop just admiring (or visiting) the famous Barrakka Gardens (Il-Barrakka ta' Fuq), panoramic gardens of a charming beauty originally the private property of the Italian members of the Knight of St John; the Barrakka Gardens are divided into Upper Barrakka Gardens (Il-Barrakka ta' Fuq) and Lower Barrakka Gardens (Il-Barrakka t'Isfel), the lower ones offer a magnificent view over the Grand Harbour, Marsamxett Harbour and the Cottonera line including the Three Fortified Cities of Birgu, Bormla and Senglea (L-Isla); highly appreciated for their neo-classical style they are enriched with precious monuments, a wonderful temple and a number of commemorative plaques related to very important historical events. After a day's sightseeing walking along the seaside promenade will be exciting, it is the ideal spot where to take part in international cultural events, entertainment, exhibitions and so much more all night long while enjoying amazing sea views or the breathtaking skyline of the nearby Three Cities.

In particular, Birgu (also known as Vittoriosa due to the vital role played in the Siege of Malta in the 16th century) plays a significant role in Maltese history as the first home of the Knights of St John, what still remains today is a reminder of their former auberge; due to its key position in the Grand Harbour it was fortified and strengthened in preparation for attacks, the Fort St Angelo (Forti Sant'Anglu) met these needs. The tourist attractions of Birgu include many ancient churches, majestic palaces, forts and walls, a charming bay and rich entertainment programs, an important place on the cultural calendar is the Carnival introduced by the Knights of Malta in the 16th century.

Cam on-line since: 07/16/2013