The Upper Barrakka gardens provide a space of peace and shade in the heart of the capital city. The beautiful Upper Barrakka Gardens are situated in the capital of Malta, Valletta, next to Castille Palace.

The Upper Barrakka Gardens are built on top of a bastion, on the highest point of Valletta and date back to 1661 when it used to be a private garden of the Knights.

It was not until over 150 years later the gardens opened to the public and 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.