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 hours ago
    • "Jan K"

    Wonderful to se MSC magnifica yesterday the passengers had a day of good weather and it’s on a sea day now back to Italy Civitavecchio

  • avatar
    • 4 days ago
    • "Jan K"

    Hi everyone many thanks to “just James” I was able to take a photo off my pc lol sorry got abit carried away and as you can see there are a few too many lol

  • avatar
    • 4 days ago
    • "Jan K"

    Hello “Just James” many thanks for taking the time to help

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    • 4 days ago
    • "Just-James"

    Hello Jan, Someone had the problem you are having and I tried to help her by explaining what I did. Someone else came on and explained that it is the device. They were trying to take pictures on a tablet or smart phone, whereas I only use my laptop. Apparently, the type of device gave a black screen. When she tried it on her PC, everything was fine. I don't know if that helps

  • avatar
    • 5 days ago
    • "Jan K"

    Thanks Margaret, I’ll try that. I’ve contacted skyline and they said “press the arrow” but I am pressing the camera That seems the right thing to do.

  • avatar
    • 5 days ago
    • "Margaret Taylor"

    Hi Jan, it was very strange to see her this morning!! I've just tried me camera and it seems fine, I seem to remember someone having this problem before, but I can't recall what the outcome was. Daft question have you logged off and then back on to see if that resolves it?

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    • 5 days ago
    • "Jan K"

    Hi, I thought she would have a sea day today too, after leaving Palermo last night I am a premium user but I can’t take a picture using the camera icon only produces a blank/black photo, any advice. Thank you

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    • 5 days ago
    • "Margaret Taylor"

    I am really confused, I thought Grandiosa was currently visiting Malta on a Friday, just logged on and there are loads of coaches waiting, sure enough she is on her way in. Unless it is Friday and I've lost a day!!!!!

  • avatar
    • 6 days ago
    • "debbie morris"

    wow that light on the ship is bright wish i could take a pic!

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • "Margaret Taylor"

    Hi P.L. I'm really surprised at that, when you think of the high infection rates in countries such as France & Spain.

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • "Dee"

    P.L...understandable! lol

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • "P.L."

    I thought it was strange when your first comment said about it starting in 23 minutes with out saying what was starting.

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • "Dee"

    My post kept getting deleted when I put that info in P.L!

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • "P.L."

    It is the start of the 41st Rolex Middle Sea Race Dee.

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • "Dee"

    The cannon just went off...

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • "Dee"

    It's saying it starts in 23mins...