Originally built in the 18th century as an area for stores and warehouses, Valletta Waterfront serves as a good place to grab a bite to eat, shop, and simply enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of Malta along its historic harbor. After heavy bombing during World War II, the waterfront's reconstruction has led to a mix of old architecture alongside modern improvements. Notice the thick walls that you walk along--meant to protect the city from invaders--as well as the different colored doors of the buildings, which once symbolized what kind of goods were stored within: yellow for wheat, green for produce, blue for fish, and red for wine. Watch the luxury yachts and large cruise ships drift in and out of the harbor. Take a harbor cruise to learn more about the area's history. Put Valletta Waterfront and other Valletta attractions into our Valletta attractions planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
Tours To Valletta Waterfront
City Sightseeing Malta Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $22
Duration: 120 to 180 minutes
Valletta Sightseeing Cruise BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $38
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Valletta Waterfront Reviews
Nice place to visit any time of the day. Lots of shops and restaurants in the area. We visited in the evening for dinner and ate at the Hard rock cafe. more »
Lovely water front with loads of bars and restaurants. There’s a Hard Rock Cafe for people who enjoy them :) There’s also a lovely gift shop next to the port and a very cheap duty free :) more »
I went here during the day and it was a bit dead to be honest. Maybe it's a bit more lively at night. The buildings facades have been nicely retained but the view of the harbour is partially blocked by jetty with large boats moored there
Our cruise ship docked in this port giving us access to this beautiful historic walled city. Very memorable scenery, shops, amazing history, and a good learning experience.
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