Valletta
11 essential locations for the best photos of Valletta
Which are the most photogenic spots in Valletta? Find out where to take the best pictures of Malta's capital.

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Going to Valletta and hoping to take some great pictures? Here's a guide to some of those special, not-to-be-missed spots.

1. Valletta skyline

The best locations to take a picture of the famous Valletta skyline across Marsamxett Harbour are from Manoel Island or the Sliema Ferries.

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2. Valletta Bastions & Grand Harbour

Or check out the towering Valletta bastions from across the Grand Harbour; from Isla or Birgu.

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3. Triton Fountain

Just outside Valletta's main gate, the newly restored Triton Fountain has become a photographer's favourite, especially by night.

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4. Auberge de Castille

Whether by day or night, a photo of Auberge de Castille from the square in front of it will reveal the majestic beauty of the baroque masterpiece of a building of the Knights of Malta. 

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5. The Grand Harbour

Just beside Castille is the Upper Barrakka Garden, where a photo of the mighty Grand Harbour is basically compulsory.

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6. Bridge Bar

Head down the steps beside the Upper Barrakka to find the popular Bridge Bar, where the red windows and unusual bridge attract lots of attention.

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7. Victoria Gate

Nearby, the historic Victoria Gate overlooking the Grand Harbour is conveniently placed in a rather picturesque spot.

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8. St Barbara Bastions

Not as well known, but this one is a winner. Complete with stunning bastions and harbour views from a tree-lined street, the St Barbara Bastions is considered one of the most exclusive addresses in Europe and it is certainly one of the most picturesque.

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9. St Johns Co-Cathedral

Head towards St John's Co-Cathedral and snap a shot, especially of the interior. Expect mosaic marble floors, walls gilded in gold and fine paintings on every inch of wall and floor.

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10. Valletta streets

Any street on the way around Valletta will offer photo opportunities: niches, ornate sculpted balconies, old shop signs, and so on. UNESCO's 'one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world' is practically an open-air museum.

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11. Republic Street

Walk up and down Republic Street: it will offer a crazy selection of amazing architecture for you to relish. Make sure you check out the Grand Master's Palace in St George's Square, and Pjazza Regina.

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Yeah, well... anywhere you look at the city of Valletta, she's beautiful.

7th November 2020


Melanie Drury
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Melanie Drury
Melanie was born and raised in Malta and has spent a large chunk of her life travelling solo around the world. Back on the island with a new outlook, she realised just how much wealth her little island home possesses.

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