35°54'.30N - 14°30'.98W
The excellent Islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino
Our background picture shows an aerial view of Valletta with the entrance to Marsamxett Harbour (Slima Creek, L-Azzarett Creek, Mdina Creek, Pieta Creek and Manoel Island) to the left and the first part of the magnificant Grand Harbour on the right. In the center of the square outside the Victoria Gate into Valetta is the Triton Fountain, Floriana. When you are ready to proceed please scroll down.
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1905 The original Barrakka Lift linking Grand Harbour with the city was inaugurated and operated by the same company that operated the tram service.
1973 The lift is closed down.
1883 Disused lift is dismantled.
2010 Planning authority gives go-ahead for new lift.
2012 New lift is inaugurated