The Lower Barrakka gardens is situated at the lower end of Valletta on the bastions overlooking the entrance to the Grand Harbour. Located strategically so, from there one can see a superb view from the very mouth of the harbour.
The garden overlooks the break water, Fort Ricasoli, Rinella, Kalkara, the original Bighi Hospital (now forming part of a trade school), Fort St. Angelo and the creeks and Senglea.
Located in a position to observe the Grand Harbour from another angle, the Lower Barakka garden is the place where you can sit down and relax looking at the splendid panoramic view. It is a nicely decorated garden with pathways and greenery.
Sitting down on a bench in the shade of a tree, watching the ships entering or leaving port especially the cruise liners like the Costa Concordia, Costa Delizionsa or MV Grand Celebration.