Posts Tagged "Malta"

Valletta Malta

The Grand Harbor in Malta was our stop on April 10, 2017, where we docked in Valletta. The ship docks just below the town which contains buildings from the 16th century onwards, built during the rule of the Order of St. John also known as Knights Hospitaller and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.  To get to the upper town we walked towards the Customs House and then took the elevator up to the Upper Barrakka Gardens. The main street in Valletta, Republic Street, is a busy shopping street that also has many of the main buildings that were constructed by the knights. From Republic Street...

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Mgarr, Gozo, Malta

April 1st  left Valletta at 7:00 AM and proceeded to Gozo the second largest island in Malta. We arrived outside Mgarr, a tender port, at 9:00 AM. Today we toured the island on a ship’s tour. After tendering into the port we boarded a coach and proceeded to Dwejra seashore and the Azure Window. On our way we passed a Palm Sunday processional in the town of  San Lawrenz. The sea coast had large cliffs and various outcroppings which were very impressive. The jewel of the coast is the Azure Window a large arch cut out by the sea. From there  we drove to Gozo’s capital, Victoria....

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Valletta, Malta

On March 31st we sailed into Grand Harbor in Malta. This is truly a spectacular entrance to the city of Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We were docked and ready to go ashore by 10:00 AM. Since the main street in Valletta is some 200 plus steps above the pier, we took a shuttle to the center of town. We left the shuttle and crossed the street to view the Upper Barracca Gardens. From there we walked down to  Republic Street and Freedom Square. Republic Street is the main pedestrian street which runs across the center of Valletta. We strolled down the street viewing the magnificent...

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Valletta, Malta

We entered the Grand Harbor in Valletta in bright sunlight. After docking we took a public bus up to the main gate and then proceeded to walk Republic Street and ventured into the Co-Cathedral of St. John. After lunch we walked down many steps and inclines for a half a mile until we reached the pier.       8 Cannon Salute 8 Cannon Salute Valletta Side Street Valletta Side Street St. John’s Co-Cathedral St. John’s Co-Cathedral St. John’s Co-Cathedral St. John’s Co-Cathedral Valletta Side Street Republic Street Valletta Main Gate Public Buses Valletta...

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Valletta, Malta

When we arrived in Malta it was a rainy day. We went to the other side of the harbor to Vittoriosa, where we saw the Church and the Inquisitor’s Palace.         Street in Vittoriosa Inquisitor’s Palace Inquisitor’s Palace Vittoriosa Church Vittoriosa Church Vittoriosa Church Dghajsa (Maltese Boat) Vittoriosa...

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