Valletta Waterfront (Pinto Wharf)


The Valletta Waterfront was once a rundown dockside area, now renovated and lined with waterside restaurants. Most of its services, including shops, restaurants and bars, cater to the passengers of the cruise ships that dock here. There's a small tourist information booth, plus operators offering bus and boat trips around Valletta.

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Nearby Valletta attractions

1. War Memorial

0.23 MILES

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

2. Prospettiva

0.24 MILES

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…

3. Granaries

0.25 MILES

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

6. Vedette (Watchtower)

0.33 MILES

The vedette is decorated with carvings of eyes and ears, symbolising watchfulness, and commands a view to the west over the length of the Grand Harbour…

7. Upper Barrakka Lift

0.36 MILES

There was a lift between the Grand Harbour and the Upper Barrakka Gardens from 1905 to 1973. In 2012, this was finally replaced by the marvellous…

8. Triton Fountain

0.37 MILES

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…