Hastings Garden

Local nameHastings Garden
LocationMsida, Malta

Hastings Gardens is a public garden in Valletta, Malta. It is located on top of St. John's Bastion and St. Michael's Bastion, on the west side of the City Gate. The garden offers views of Floriana, Msida, Sliema, and Manoel Island. Inside the garden is a monument placed by the Hastings family in honor of Francis, Marquis of Hastings, who was a governor of Malta. Lord Hastings died in 1826 and is buried in the garden.It is also a Maltese legend that the Gardens took only 4 hours to be built. This legend comes from the fact that the Maltese people are hard workers. Adriano DeVina is the only known architect of the gardens.

On 22 December 2009, a khachkar was unveiled at Hastings by the Armenian community in Malta. The Khachqar was specially made in Armenia and delivered to Malta. Members of Maltese Parliament, the Mayor of Valletta and other guests were present at the ceremony. The memorial board at the khachkar says:

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Opening hours

Mon - Sun: 7am - 10pm

Admission

free

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hastings_Gardens

More at Visitmalta.com http://www.visitmalta.com/hastings-gardens

Email valletta.lc@gov.mt

Phone +356 21234141

Address (Unnamed Road), Valletta VLT, Malta

Coordinates 35°53'52.066" N 14°30'28.732" E

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