The Barakka Gardens, are two separate gardens, on is the Upper Barakka and the other is the Lower Barrakka Garden which are located at the entrance of Valleta, Malta’s capital city.
The Upper Barakka Garden is found next to Castille Palace, is built on top of a demi-bastion, and offers breathtaking views of the Grand Harbour, the cities of Kalkara, Senglea and Vittoriosa as well views of the Breakwater. One can spend hours there, just relaxing looking out afar, with the view changling with cruise-liners and ships going in the port, yachts at the Marina, seagulls hovering over, it is a must when visiting the Islands.
In 1661 the Garden was used as a private garden of the Knights. Today visitors can admire the colourful garden with various flowers and trees that make the gardens a peaceful spot in the otherwise busy city. There are a number of statues and monuments that complement the gardens, including a bronze group called ‘Les Gavroches’ and a statue dedicated to Winston Churchill.