Ponsonby's Column, also known as Ponsonby's Cenotaph, was a monumental column in Valletta, Malta. It was built in 1838 as a memorial to Major-General Sir Frederick Cavendish Ponsonby, a former Governor of Malta, but it was destroyed by lightning in 1864. Its plinth survived, and is now located near Hastings Gardens.
Major-General Sir Frederick Cavendish Ponsonby, an Anglo-Irish aristocrat, was appointed Governor of Malta on 15 February 1827. While Ponsonby was in England in 1836, he resigned from the post of Governor, and died suddenly on 11 January of the following year.
Abigail Cachia | Apr 1, 2018
Awesome quite place. Very windy though
varsha kamat | Apr 1, 2018
Calm place. Nice view.
Slage | Jan 10, 2018
It is always peaceful here and it offers a nice view.
Adam Ledahudec | Oct 25, 2017
Tranquil garden with a nice view of the surrounding area. Several people were doing yoga in the garden, which underlines the calmness of the place. We were also very pleased to see a Václav Havel memorial - a little piece of home :-)
Anthony White | Jan 5, 2018
Great views of Marsamxett harbour and a wide area of coast
Tommy Caffrey | May 3, 2018
It forms parts of the city wall on the inside, to the left of the main gate. Its a good spot to get panorama photos of the bay. The gardens are not very big, no green space but there are some trees for shade. Might come in handy for a rest if you have been walking around the city all day.
Tamás Szabó | Jun 23, 2018
Huge park with several kind of trees and plants, and a beautiful view to the harbour. It would be a good place to view the sunset, if they wouldn't lock it before. In this case you cannot see the sunset from that side of Valetta, because it would have a clear sight only from there.
Brigitta Szilasi | May 19, 2018
Nice garden, perfect view
John Fenech | Jul 20, 2018
The Marsovin Wine Festival is brilliant. A wonderful evening with great wine. Not to missed this weekend.
Gleb Klimshin | Jul 27, 2018
Great place. But too crowdy during Wine Fest event.
Clinton Pace | Jul 22, 2018
Nice views and events
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