Mgarr

Mgarr is a rural village in the Northern part of Malta. The village’s motto is “Small, with a big heart” and the residents are keen to live up to this.

Gnejna is a beautiful secluded beach in Mgarr which is not very popular with tourists considering that not until recently it has become accessible by public transport. Gnejna is mostly known for its colourful boat houses which act as shelters from the summer heat for families that spend their day by the beach. The village itself is small, however the coastline pertaining to Mgarr extends from Fomm ir-Rih, a beautiful, deserted spot with crystal clear waters beneath steep cliffs further south, to the more accessible Ghajn Tuffieha Bay with its golden sands further north. The Lippija Tower overlooking Gnejna was built in 1657 by Grand Master Lascaris to protect the few families living in Mgarr at the time.

The Mgarr Parish Church is known for its unusual egg-shaped dome and is dedicated to St. Mary. The feast in her honour is celebrated on the first Sunday following the 15 August. Mgarr is also known for being one of the oldest places of worship known to man. In fact, Skorba temples, have been entered in the Guinness Book of Records as one of the two oldest free-standing structures in the world. Another important set of megalithic structures is at Ta' Hagrat. Moreover, there are also the Thermal Roman Baths near Ghajn Tuffieha bay.

Nowadays Mgarr is known as the best place where to enjoy typical Maltese specialties such as "stewed rabbit" and "snails in garlic" in a more rural environment. The village church is surrounded with small restaurants that serve this popular cuisine.

Total population 3,629
Male / Female 50.72% / 49.28%
Population density 225 per km2
Area 16.1 km2

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Average price € 276,056
Average price per m2 € 2,701
Sold in the last 30 days 14
Currently for sale 516

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