Grand Harbour - Valletta live cam
View of the Grand Harbour and Saint Angelo Fort in Birgu as seen from Valletta's waterfront

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

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    • 2 minutes ago
    • pat

    PL, thank you! I just checked it out and that is a great cam! I've bookmarked it for sure!

  • avatar
    • 11 hours ago
    • P.L.

    Hi Pat
    Look under the UK in the Live Cams at the top of the page and you will see one for Dover. Wait for it to pan all the way to the right and you will see the ship.

  • avatar
    • 12 hours ago
    • pat

    PL, what is the Dover webcam and where do I find it?

  • avatar
    • 2 days ago
    • P.L.

    Forgot to say that Disney Magic can be seen on the Dover Webcam

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    • 2 days ago
    • P.L.

    I have seen both in the last few days Debbie as they pass the Isle of Wight and Silver Spirit is due into Southampton on Sunday. Queen Mary 2 is in Sandown Bay today, with Marella Celebration and Ventura, four of the other P&O ships are off Weymouth and are due to be joined by Arcadia this afternoon.

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    • 3 days ago
    • debbie morris

    hope everyone is doing fine,im currently watching the queen Victoria pass the silver cloud on her way to Southampton from yeserdayI cant recall if I saw her dock in malta will have to consult my list.

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    • 3 days ago
    • Stewart Wilson

    Margaret, nice to hear you yes these days things look a bit different that other camera sure is a nice surprise I did have a slight problem getting back on here my new PC had no links but I'm here now have a nice Day every one

  • avatar
    • 3 days ago
    • Derek05

    Good Morning Margaret, lots more sunny days to come, for sure, you take care now.

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    • 3 days ago
    • Margaret Taylor

    Hi Stewart, I know how you feel, but we would have been flying home today! Malta certainly looks a very different place than it did last September, but tourists will return. At least this week we had one day in the North East when it was warmer than Malta - that was probably our summer! Take care.

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    • 3 days ago
    • JCC

    A large vessel entered Grand Harbour this morning looks like Navy. Could not be identified on AIS. First ship to be seem since start of lock down.

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    • 4 days ago
    • Stewart Wilson

    Hello every one it been some time since I was on here but I do keep looking in I enjoyed the flowers from both cameras like a few of you folks Christine and my self were due to visit Malta next month we did loose our deposit but got the rest of our money back I have my photographs from last year when it was nice and warm so we often look at them I hope this time this message stays on here

  • avatar
    • 4 days ago
    • Derek05

    Spot on Mary-Anne.

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    • 5 days ago
    • Mary-Anne Kingscott

    Derek05 I am sure life will return, just hope for the better. That’s all we can pray for at least.

  • avatar
    • 6 days ago
    • Derek05

    Mary-Anne, life will return, it always does, and life will be better .

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    • 1 week ago
    • Mary-Anne Kingscott

    Hi all, the weather today in Malta is a bit dull, but with a bit of breeze, which is quite nice. It’s nice to look at the Grand Harbour, but it saddens me to see it so empty. It’s like life have gone out of the whole world.

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    • 1 week ago
    • Derek05

    DEREK J B , thousands of "viewers" will wonder just what that language is, Im in UK and can just about translate it. And yes, I am tickerty boo everyday !