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


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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

Comments

  • avatar
    • 3 days ago
    • Dee

    Lots of classic cars on the other cam too.

  • avatar
    • 5 days ago
    • Dee

    almost!..got part of the hand.. Luckily, the trespasser hadn't done any damage to the webcam.

  • avatar
    • 5 days ago
    • PMM

    Oh Dee - did you get a photo of the offending ‘fingers’?!

  • avatar
    • 5 days ago
    • Dee

    Hmm, someone on the roof next to this webcam was making rude signs with their fingers right in front of it..

  • avatar
    • 5 days ago
    • George nelson

    Great the so called Scottish Gov, have included Malta in the countries you can visit without self isolating when you get back, so free to book a holiday.Not just a holiday i could do with a nice cool pint of CISK, iv,e been a good boy and not had a ALCOHOLIC drink since the UK lockdown, even the wife is amazed.

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    • 6 days ago
    • debbie morris

    Just read the sad news that p&o have sold our old friend oceana.She was my favourite cruise ship to grace the grand harbour they had owned her since 2002 I hope her new owner brings her back to Valetta!

  • avatar
    • 6 days ago
    • Dee

    I was joking, Pat! hence the ;-) at the end!

  • avatar
    • 7 days ago
    • pat

    Dee, I'm not sure how you meant for that comment to be taken but no... it is not because it is dark. This camera is white, black, and gray at night. Compare that to the Senglea-Cottonera cam right beside it. You have all the colors on that cam and it's dark there, too. On the SC cam you see the blues, yellows, greens all in vivid color. Not so with this cam. And this cam wasn't always this way either.

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • Derek05

    Very helpful Dee, very helpful !!

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • Dee

    Because it gets dark at night, Pat! ;-)

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • pat

    Does anyone know why this camera look black and white at night?

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • George nelson

    Slowly getting back to normality, love this view memories of the 70,s with the Grey Funnel Line.

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Dee

    ... and a couple of the Saint John Paul II ferry departing...

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Dee

    Just taken a few pics of Maria Grazia Onorato Ro-Ro Cargo arriving.

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • PMM

    Wow DaveS - that is some feat! Congratulations go out to that brave man - let’s hope this has raised awareness for environmental change.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Hi folks I see that they are still firing the twelve noon cannon ,on time too.