Barrakka Lift, La Valette

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LIFT TRANSPORT MALTA – Inaugurated on the 15th December 2012.
The Barrakka Lift is an efficient and fast connection between Lascaris Wharf, which is situated on the waterfront Grand Harbour side of Valletta, and the heart of the city of Valletta through the Upper Barrakka Gardens situated next to Castile Place.
The facility is about 500 meters away from the Valletta Cruise Ferry Terminal and is just opposite the landing place for the harbour ferry crossing.
Standing at 58mt the lift connection takes approximately 23seconds to cover the journey between the two points. The lifts have two cabins, each capable of carrying 21 passengers.
The standard return trip fare is of €1.00. The fares for Holders of “Karta Anzjan”, Children under the age of 10 years and holders of a valid harbor ferry crossing to Valletta is free.
The project was partly financed by the European Regional Development Fund.
The opening hours of the facility are between 7:00hrs and 22:00hrs daily.
VISIT MALTA –  » The new Upper Barrakka lift opened in December 2012, linking the Grand Harbour to the Upper Barrakka Gardens and Valletta city centre. It is located on the original site where its predecessor, which was dismantled in 1983, operated between 1905 and 1973.

The lift is 58 metres high and can carry twenty-one people at a time, for a total of 800 per hour. The journey takes around twenty-five seconds, making it the quickest way into the city from the Valletta Waterfront.

The lift offers a practical alternative for the thousands of cruise ship passengers who disembark at the Valletta Passenger Terminal to reach the city with its shops, restaurants, churches and museums. It is also possible to combine the ticket for the flift with the ferry crossing across Grand Harbour to or from The Three Cities. »