While passing the low Barrakka gardens you can feel the contrast with the Upper one, located not very far away. The main difference is that the lower park is much more quiet and solitary. You will not see here lots of tourists. The atmosphere of the low park is relaxing and if you want to collect your thoughts together, to enjoy the silence to contemplate the sea, or hear the birds singing – you are welcome to the Lower Barrakka Gardens.
The Lower Barrakka Gardens are located on the Bastion of Saint Christofer rising above the entrance to The Grand Harbour. A marvelous panorama of antique Fort Ricasoli, Bighi Palace, Fort St Angelo, sea creeks of Vittoriosa and Kalkara can be seen from here.
Among the trees you can see the temple in classic style that is a monument built in commemoration of Sir Alexander Ball. He was a politician, diplomat, military officer and the first British governor of Malta. It was he who led Maltese insurrection against France in 1798. The insurrection had turned out to be successful, the French dominance was deposed. Malta had become the part of British Empire and Alexander Ball had been declared the Governor. The monument was erected in 1810.
In the centre of the park, in front of the monument to Alexander Ball you can see a small fountain surrounded by green trees and bushes. Near the fountain there is a small arched pathway in classic style that looks marvelous in the evening time. Not far from the lower garden there is The Siege Bell memorial built in commemoration of Maltese people that died during the Second World War.