Senglea - Cottonera live camNice view on the boatyard and Senglea on the left side from Valletta Waterfront

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Senglea - Cottonera

Valletta Waterfront and Grand Harbour (Il-Port il-Kbir) are two of the most notable landmarks for people arriving at Maltese island directly from Mediterranean, they welcome millions of cruise passengers every year with a quantity of excellent services.

Valletta Waterfront, also known as Pinto's Wharf, is a very versatile center, a multi-purpose area and one of the most frequented meeting points of Valletta due to its extraordinary offer including high quality entertainment, a complete mix of retail, dining, leisure experiences and shopping, festivities and outdoor themed events all year round and much more...a dream destination become increasingly popular over the years for tourists and locals. Its origins date back to the 18th century, when was commissioned by the Knights of St. John's Grand Master Manuel Pinto de Fonseca as a simple pier and place where merchants used to unload their wares, once renovated, the old warehouses of this Baroque masterpiece were replaced with a leisure complex for locals and million cruise passengers as well as 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, whether we're looking for luxurious restaurants, events or simply a moment for a walk along the promenade, Valletta Waterfront has it all, either day or night a simple stroll while admiring all breathtaking panoramic views around, including a lovely view of Senglea (o L-Isla), can turn into a marvelous experience!

Also known as Isla, this stunning city, one of the heaviest fortified cities of Malta, belongs to Three Cities (or Cottonera Lines) also including Cospicua (Bormla) and Vittoriosa (Birgu), rightly claimed to be the cradle of Maltese history. Although its smaller dimensions, it boasts a rich historic heritage, many buildings and massive bastions and fortifications, which give spectacular views on the Grand Harbour, were built during the age of the Knights of St. John, Senglea is also nicknamed "Civitas Invicta" as unconquered during the Ottoman invasion at the Great Siege of 1565, however it was mostly destroyed by bombings during the WWII and suffered heavy losses including rare architectural masterpieces dating back to its first construction in the 16th century; originally a small island later partially connected to the mainland for strategic reasons by the Knights Hospitaller (the Maltese name "Isla" derives from the Italian "isola", island) it protrudes with its oldest part into the Grand Harbour and is still enclosed by massive fortifications guarding the harbour and the opposite side where the capital Valletta (Il-Belt Valletta) is located as they did a longtime ago.

There are a variety of activities and events taking place in Senglea throughout the year as well as tourist attractions all worth a visit, most of them still a reminder of its glorious past, through a simple stroll it is possible to reach them, just a few words to mention the most important must-sees: the look-out garden (Gnien il-Gardjola) and the stone vedette where one can enjoy a blend of history and the Mediterranean, a variety of architectural buildings in British style, Senglea Point with its magnificent views of Valletta and Grand Harbour, narrow streets still holding a number of ancient buildings, religious treasures such as the miraculous statue of Jesus Christ the Redeemer (Ir-Redentur ta `l-Isla) situated in the Basilica dedicated to The Birth of the Virgin Mary or the statue Madonna of the Middle (il-Madonna Tan-Nofs), originally placed in the main road as a sign of gratitude to the Virgin for protecting Senglea from the 1813 plague; moreover a stroll along the nearby Vittoriosa's promenade will offer magnificent views of Senglea, among the most beautiful in the world. We can't forget to mention the famous boatyard, enlarged and developed by British, it has become increasingly important over the years for its role in the economic growth of the city, it sees thousands of cruise passengers embarking and disembarking every day and offers all types of services and works to make more comfortable the stay of the big cruise ships, a real attraction for tourists and locals.

Cam on-line since: 09/17/2013

Comments

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    • 3 minutes ago
    • Ann Galea

    Mein Schiff Herz just got in at 03:30. Not as lit up as I was expecting it to be. Have taken a photo as I know it's a very early arrival for some of you and you might have missed it.

  • avatar
    • 7 hours ago
    • carol mumford

    Only just caught Jade leaving, managed to get a pic. on the harbour entrance..

  • avatar
    • 13 hours ago
    • debbie morris

    The beautiful Norwegian Jade,the last time I saw this ship she was docked in Florida,I wonder when she did her re-positioning cruise to the med.

  • avatar
    • 14 hours ago
    • Monika

    Carol :-)

  • avatar
    • 14 hours ago
    • carol mumford

    Yes Monika.... I see her.... Thank you.

  • avatar
    • 14 hours ago
    • Monika

    Dee it's like a fish, I do not like the fish's head and the fish's tail, I like the fish all over, just like a ship

  • avatar
    • 14 hours ago
    • Monika

    carol she is in front of komino also thought she comes to gozo purely Mġarr - Gozo live webcam
    View over the harbor area of ​​Mġa

  • avatar
    • 15 hours ago
    • Dee

    Monika..yes, I remember. I prefer this view actually

  • avatar
    • 15 hours ago
    • Dee

    Most cruise ships when they visit Gozo, anchor in the channel, where she is heading at this moment. keep an eye out on the Gozo webcams. She is due into Messina, Sicily tomorrow.

  • avatar
    • 15 hours ago
    • carol mumford

    Monika..... It looks as if Sea Cloud is having a good sail round before Gozo. I don't know where she will dock and don't know if there are any cams that will pick her up? Perhaps Dee may know.

  • avatar
    • 15 hours ago
    • Monika

    I look now the SEA CLOUD to go straight to gozo

  • avatar
    • 15 hours ago
    • Monika

    If anyone remembers how the cam used to be, take a look at the pictures, you could also see more of the ship

  • avatar
    • 16 hours ago
    • Monika

    Dee there was this cam, she was turned to the right and you could see the tree on the right there

  • avatar
    • 16 hours ago
    • Dee

    Monika..that's because it's a long ship! To fit the webcam the ship would have to be squashed in both ends ;-)

  • avatar
    • 16 hours ago
    • Monika

    why do not put the cam right, half ships I do not like

  • avatar
    • 16 hours ago
    • PMM

    19.05.19. Norwegian Jade. 12.13. pm