Lower Barracca Gardens, Valletta, Malta


Related person
Heide Martin (was created by)
Description
The Lower and Upper Barracca gardens are a part of St Christopher's Bastion with a view of the harbor. At the center of these gardens is a small Greek-style folly built in memory of Governor Sir Alexander Ball, who led the siege against the French in 1800 and subsequently became Britain's first civil commissioner of Malta. The French during the 1798-1800 siege cultivated these gardens, like many of Valletta's open spaces. Below are the Siege Bell Monument and the World War II Memorial. They commemorate both the 50th anniversary of the presentation of the George Cross and those who died in the conflict. The monument was unveiled in 1992 by Queen Elizabeth II. --See: http://www.planetware.com/valletta/lower-barracca-gardens-world-war-ii-m...
Style/Period
Greek Revival
Material
stone and/or rock