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 $23
Duration: 120 to 180 minutes
Valletta Sightseeing Cruise BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $36
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Valletta Waterfront Reviews
The promenade area with restaurants and shops is just opposite the cruise terminal. The buildings are very picturesque with the windows and doors painted in different colors. Very pleasant first conta... more »
Truly mesmorising could sit and stare for hours. Couldnt not get enough photos but have to see it to appreciate the beauty. more »
This beautifully restored embankment along the marina with grand harbour offering an array of dining experiences. - The ideal venue for a relaxing evening with family and friends.
Restaurants and shops. There isn’t really a place to hang out. This is the cruise ship dock so that what you’ll see: a cruise ship blocking the view of the harbor. There is a good selection of restaurants but no reason to walk up and down the hill from Valletta.
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