Senglea - Cottonera live cam

Nice view on the boatyard and Senglea on the left side from Valletta Waterfront

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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    • 2 weeks ago
    • "George nelson"

    Hi Derek hope your keeping ok , certainly seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel, it certainly would be great to have that pint in the PUB, we can only hope, take care and be safe.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • "DEREK JAMES BEVAN"

    George Nelson a belated happy new year to you too you never know we might get for that pint in the PUB.

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • "George nelson"

    Happy New Year from a cold but sunny Scotland, hopefully we can get back to this lovely island soon, stay safe.

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • "P.L."

    Happy New Year to everyone, from a frozen foggy Isle of Wight.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • "pat"

    I really do like this camera because you can see the whole ship but the angle cuts the tops of the ships off. If they could be more harbor and less sidewalk I think it would be perfect.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • "JCC"

    - P.L - Thanks for the information.

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

    Hi JCC
    Magellan and Columbus were owned by Cruise & Maritime voyages, In March 2020 they shut down, like the rest of the cruise industry, to combat the spread of COVID-19. Then in July 2020 CMV entered administration. Both ships were auctioned by CW Kellock & Co. London on 12 October 2020 and sold to Greek/Cypriot ferry operator Sea Jets, who have also bought several other cruise ships. Queen of the Oceans (P&O Oceana), Aegean Goddess (P&O Australia, Pacific Aria), Aegean Myth (Holland America Line Maasdam) and Aegean Majesty (Holland America Line Veendam).

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • "JCC"

    Magellan was a frequent visitor to Tilbury . I went on one of those trips to the Fiords. 5 years ago. She is now at anchor off Grand Harbour together with Colombus and Poesia waiting for orders.

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • "Dee"

    She's going into dry dock...

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • "P.L."

    The cruise ship Zuiderdam is just outside the harbour entrance, i wonder if she is waiting for the Makronissos to leave before entering port.

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • "Dee"

    Makronissos, a Greek crude oil tanker, is leaving dry dock with tugs

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • "P.L."

    The Hellenic Navy Luneburg Class Support Ship HS Aliakmon (A470) is due to leave on the 1st December at 09.00MLT, along with the French Navy Intelligence Ship FS Dupuy de Lome (A759) at 10.00MLT.

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • "pat"

    I would so love to be in Malta for that tent sale.

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • "Jan K"

    Oh brilliant advert ..... wish we could come

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • "Jan K"

    So lovely to see Grandiosa again, who wouldn’t want some sunshine I didn’t know it was so warm at this time of year in Malta

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • "Patrick DESFORGES"

    Good Morning MSC Grandiosa