Mġarr (Mgarr) represents the typical Maltese rural village, surrounded by fields dedicated mostly as farmland and vineyards.
The North being such a popular tourism destination with Bugibba and Mellieha, Mgarr is definitely a village to explore for the tourist in search of tranquillity, nature and the authentic countryside lifestyle.
The main attractions of Mgarr are the two Unesco World Heritage Sites of Ta Hagrat and Skorba. These are prehistoric sites and megalithic temples under the care of Heritage Malta. Malta, in fact, boasts the oldest freestanding stone structures in the World.
Have a look at Ta Hagrat neolitic site, click here
The other megalithic temple (picture below), UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is located in the nearby village of Zebbiegh and it is called Skorba Temple (c.3600 – 2500 B.C.).Visitors can purchase the tickets for the temples at the Mgarr Local Council (main square) any days except Sundays and Public Holidays, between 9.00 to 12.00 am. Tickets can be used on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays between 9.00 am to 16.30 pm. Multisite tickes and Heritage Malta membership tickets can also be used.
The Mgarr World War Shelter are open to the public Tuesday to Saturday, from 9.30 to 13.00 and Sunday from 10.00 to 11.30am. Indication for the shelters in the main square.
In the outskirts of Mgarr was recently found a Roman bath site, confirming the presence of the Romans in Malta and as a landmark for the many Mediterranean old civilizations.
Not far from the site lies one of the most beautiful and popular among the locals bay, Ġnejna Bay (the last one in the picture).
Gnejna Bay is next to Ghajn Tuffieha (in the picture) another beautiful sandy beach next to Golden Bay, most popular among youngsters.
Fomm ir-Riħ gives to the visitors one of the most stunning coastline views of the Northern area.
The more adventurous tourist can enjoy many walking treks along the Mgarr countryside and explore the Victoria Lines, a line of fortified walls built by the British to protect the North of Malta from military invasions.
The Victoria lines span from the Mgarr West side at Kuncizzjoni near Fomm Ir-Rih Bay to Binġemma Fort and finishes at Madliena Heights (east) near the Madliena Fort, for more info click here
On April Mgarr becomes super colourful and lively for the Strawberry Feast, click here
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