Visit the Lower Barracca gardens, which are on the Bastion with the same name on the Grand harbour. It was here that the Knights did their exercises. The mausoleum with 14 Doric pillars dates from the first British Consul. He was stationed on the island directly after the capitulation of the Napoleons army.
The name "Valletta" is traditionally reserved for the historic walled citadel that serves as Malta's principal administrative district.
The gardens contain a fountain & a neoclassical monument to the first British governor of Malta, Sir Alexander Ball. They offer fine views of the Siege Bell, Valletta & the Grand Harbour.
The Siege Bell is by the city fortress, build as memorial for the WWII but also known as being a summit place once in the end of the cold war.
If you arrive to Valletta by boat on the way to the city you will go like in the old time through the Victoria Gate.
The Upper Barrakka Gardens located at the top on the hill, a nice place to walk around, relax, have a coffee and have beautiful view to the grand harbour.
From the Upper Barrakka Gardens you have a great view over the Grand Harbour. The trees in the garden include a Pistachio Nut Tree.