Valletta Grand Harbour Entrance live camView of the lighthouse and Fort Ricasoli from the port entrance

Hosted by
hosted by

Comments

  • avatar
    • 7 hours ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Sea Princess on her way into port 10.45ish Monday

  • avatar
    • 3 days ago
    • P.L.

    The Golden Surabaya is 292m long and 45m wide and is 94258gt. and came into service in February this year, She is not as big as MSC Meraviglia which is 316m long, 52m wide and is 167600gt.

    Due in on Saturday is the Russian Navy Akademik Krylov Class Research Vessel Admiral Vladimirskiy. In January 2016, she became the first Russian Naval vessel to visit Antarctica since 1982/83.

  • avatar
    • 4 days ago
    • steve

    Yeah, its on there. Looks bigger than the MSC Cruise liner yesterday.

  • avatar
    • 4 days ago
    • steve

    Hopefully a screenshot of her arrival I have posted will appear on the "Grand Harbour from the British Hotel" cam

  • avatar
    • 4 days ago
    • Catherine Sunter

    Derek I have just spent the last half an hour watching her on the cameras and AIS Ship Tracking she's called Golden Surabaya, I think she is the biggest ship I have watched come in so far.

  • avatar
    • 4 days ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Thursday morning 08.00 Malta time a very large bulk carrier on her way in assisted by tugs.

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • Andrew

    The camera didn't stop when the San Giusto left

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    The camera didn't stop when the Rhein left.

  • avatar
    • 4 weeks ago
    • David Hill

    Cut out totally yesterday when the Tui thing was leaving, don't know how it will be with a sensible sized ship.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • pat

    Nice to have this camera back. The real test will be when a big ship comes in to see if it still freezes or not.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Great to have this one back

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • Merv

    Fantastic to have this cam back on line...and no freezing, bonus. Thank you Skyline.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • steve

    aha working again. Cheers.

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    There she goes

Valletta Grand Harbour Entrance

It is the pearl of the Mediterranean and one of the most impressive baroque cities in the world, the Maltese capital of Valletta (Il-Belt Valletta) was officially recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its huge cultural importance.

Valletta is a wonderful city surrounded by an incredible tradition of history and culture, here the rich heritage of the ancient mixes perfectly with the chaotic rhythm of modern life, its tourist offer includes a variety of attractions, monuments, ancient architectural treasures, churches and modern accommodation facilities, moreover it can be visited within a few hours; allowing ourselves time to relax amid the charming gardens of the city while enjoying its panoramic views, among the most beautiful in the world, will be a great experience! The gallant past of Valletta is still today represented by the imposing fortifications and bastions around it, their remains have survived both the First and the Second World War as well as a number of natural disasters; Valletta's origins date back to the early 16th century when the Knights Hospitaller (also known as the Hospitallers and later Knights of Saint John or Knights of Malta) decided to construct a new fortified city on the inhospitable Sciberras Peninsula under the guide of the Grandmaster Jean Parisot de la Valette (after whom it was named); the Great Siege of 1565 fortified the Order's position in Malta and the "Humilissima Civitas Valettae" (the Most Humble City of Valletta) was known as the most exclusive fortress in Europe; thanks to its strategic position in the heart of the Mediterranean Valletta became over the centuries not only a powerful fortress city but also a strongpoint of culture and economy in the world enriched by two natural and prestigious harbours, Marsamxett (Il-Port ta' Marsamxett) and the Grand Harbour (Il-Port il-Kbir) both badly damaged during the Second World War; the harbours grew and expanded quickly, improved with extensive docks and wharves they were among the most fortified and safest harbours in Europe, the British Royal Navy settled here until 1979 and undertook a number of projects to improve the harbours and dockyard facilities partially damaged during the world wars; completely restored, they are today the premier destinations for yachts, superyachts and cruise ships and give the opportunity to take a boat ride if weather permits, how romantic would be to enjoy a delightful night harbour cruise by a Maltese boat? Imposing bastions and fortifications scattered all over the city are tangible testimonies to a glorious past, Grand Harbour for example is surrounded by Fort Saint Elmo (Il-Forti Sant Iermu), Fort Ricasoli (Forti Rikazoli), the picturesque village of Kalkara (Il-Kalkara) and the fortified Three Cities, Vittoriosa (Birgu), Cospicua (Bormla) and Senglea (L-Isla).

Cam on-line since: 07/16/2013