Key points about this information item Lower Barrakka Gardens, Valletta, MaltaInformation Description:
Lower Barrakka Gardens, Xatt Il-Barriera, Valletta
The gardens are built on the bastions overlooking the entrance to the Grand Harbour of Valletta, giving a magnificent viewpoint.
In the centre of the garden among the many trees, stands the monument to Sir Alexander Ball, who was one of the leaders of the uprising in 1788 that lead to the French leaving Malta and the British taking over. Alexander Ball went on to become the first British Governor of Malta.
At the far end of the gardens, overlooking the Grand Harbour, there is a good view of the Siege Bell, a memorial dedicated by Queen Elizabeth II in 1992 to commemorate those killed in Malta during World War Two.
The bell was erected on the 50th anniversary of the award of the George Cross to the people of Malta, for their gallantry during the siege and is rung each day at noon.
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