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Good views of the old vrs new

When entering Valletta, Hastings Gardens is to the left, then to the left after a few blocks. You... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
Houston, Texas
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Look for the cats sleeping area

This was a pleasant part of Valletta to walk around and relax. Plenty of places to sit down after... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Doncaster East, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These lovely gardens which have been recently renovated are on the opposite side of the Valletta peninsula to the Upper Barrakka Gardens. The views from here are across the Sliema and Fort Manoel. The gardens are quieter than those overlooking Grand Harbour and a great...More

Thank MarpleTraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very quiet garden with amazing views over part of the city. We enjoyed sitting,chilling and watching the world go by.

Thank Hamish42
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Plently of seats, and stunning views of the Valetta gateway, quiet shady trees, not too many Flowers and not a lot of grass

Thank JeffOP
Reviewed 7 September 2018

The gardens are perfect place to admire the views from the other side - they overlook the waterfront of Sliema and western Bank of Valetta.

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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

When entering Valletta, Hastings Gardens is to the left, then to the left after a few blocks. You will walk directly to it. I liked the quietness of this park compared with the two Barrakkas. What is best is comparing the old construction of Valletta...More

Thank MaltaBound
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Great views see fro miles. Well kept and maintained. Has a relaxed atmosphere. One feels part of history.

Thank michaela s
Reviewed 2 July 2018

The views are amazing from this place, however i didn't get why this is called 'gardens' because there is no grass on which there are any flowers - it is soil with several nice large trees, no flowers, nothing too spectacular on the 'gardening' front!...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

This was a pleasant part of Valletta to walk around and relax. Plenty of places to sit down after a bust time walking the city. If you venture down to the back corner there is an area for stray cats to sleep at night. Little...More

Thank JayCeetrips
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

We climbed the steps to left of the city gate to Hastings Gardens, for a different view of Floriana and across to Marxamsett Harbour. Many tourists don’t come here so the gardens are much quieter than say Barrakka but it’s worth going. As a negative...More

Thank 1952rcutler
Reviewed 24 May 2018

If you want to escape the crowds this is a good place to come. Sit on a bench, take in the gardens, relax.

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