Local Living: Birkirkara

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Birkirkara is a centrally located town and currently has over 25,000 inhabitants. It is growing into a recognised commercial centre apart from being a densely populated area.

Birkirkara is home to many places of interest including the Old Railway Station now located within a public garden, St Helen’s Basilica which houses Malta’s largest church bell, Ta’ Ganu windmill on Naxxar road which was built in the eighteenth century and has recently been restored and the Wignacourt Aqueducts which were built in the 17th century and run through Attard, Balzan, Birkirkara, Fleur-de-Lys and Santa Venera.

Malta’s religious roots are very evident throughout Birkirkara. There are four Parishes including St Helen, St Joseph, St Mary and Our Lady of Mount Carmel. St Helen’s Basilica holds the main religious feast in Birkirkara on the Sunday after the 18th of August. The feast is celebrated with a procession while carrying a large wooden statue of St Helen through the city and finally returning to the Basilica almost three hours later.

Whilst the town of Birkirkara has been modernised, it still has some of its typical Maltese narrow streets and alleyways. Birkirkara is becoming an increasingly popular choice amongst property buyers as properties are of good quality and size and are sometimes slightly cheaper than those in nearby towns and villages, such as those in Balzan and Attard.

Developments in Birkirkara are also on the increase in response to the rising demand for property in the area. For more information regarding properties available for sale in Birkirkara, kindly call our Frank Salt Real Estate Branch on 2277 0000.

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