Lower Barrakka Gardens
We stumbled upon the Lower Barrakka Gardens after leaving the Siege Bell Monument. Along with the Upper Barrakka Gardens, it is listed as one of the must visits in Valletta. I can't remember how we got here. We weren't aiming to go there but somehow the streets we took led us at the gate. We didn't have any maps to follow but was glad that we managed to find the spots - which could only reflect how small Valletta really is, especially since it's enclosed by walls.
Am I back in Greece? Felt like it when I saw this monument to Alexander Ball, a British admiral and first British governor of Malta.
A close up of what's inside that monument. Is this Lady Justice?
Can't believe I managed to snap without people. Although when we were there, there weren't many around the garden.
Here's one of the commemorative plaque hanging at the walls of this arched structure.
Here's another one.
The Lower Barrakka Gardens has wonderful views of the Grand Harbour and the Siege Bell Monument.
These locals found the best seat to read. Imagine this - reading to soothe your soul and when your eyes tire out a bit, just look out at the Grand Harbour for a little bit of soothing to the eyes too. Life can't get any better than that.
One of the many monuments/statues around the city - this one's inside the garden and is titled Enea
And the cruises are lined up that side. The city is just 20 minutes walk from the port.