This installation was designed by Maltese architect Chris Briffa to celebrate V18 (Valletta as European City of Culture in 2018). The work merges the city's five different gates into a 2D structure that is disassembled into planes, and is a striking sight close to St James Bastion.

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Nearby Valletta attractions

1. War Memorial

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Monument to the 600 Maltese and nearly one million British servicemen who lost their lives in WWI.

4. Granaries

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Circular slabs stud the paved surface of Pjazza San Publiju; they're the lids of underground granaries.

5. Triton Fountain

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Sculpted by Maltese sculptor Vincent Apap in 1959, this grand fountain has been restored to perfection and reopened in early 2018 in time for Valletta's…

6. City Gate

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The Renzo Piano–designed City Gate forms part of the architect's dramatic and harmonious development. It echoes the dimensions of the original 1633…

7. St James' Cavalier

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This 16th-century fortification has been transformed into a dazzling arts centre encompassing galleries, theatre and a cinema. Recent exhibitions have…

8. Upper Barrakka Gardens

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These colonnaded gardens perched high above Grand Harbour were created in the late 16th century as a relaxing haven for the Knights from the nearby…