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Barrakka Lift

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 from the Three Cities  to Valletta is free.

The project was partly financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

The Lift is operated by Barrakka Company Ltd further to the issuing of a Request for Proposals for the operation and management of the facilities, and the subsequent granting of a concession by the Authority in 2016.

The opening hours of the facility are between:


1st November to 31st May from 07:00hrs – 21:00hrs


1st June to 31st October from 07:00hrs – 24:00hrs.