Property for Sale in Marsa
Marsa, Malta, is a town in the south eastern region of the country, with a population of 4 500 and the name Marsa literally means “the harbour”.
Marsa is located on Marsa Creek and it includes the Grand Harbour on which the town is based. A port was first established here by the Phoenicians. Further remains of Roman constructions have been found close by.
A vital spring for the Grand Harbour was located on site and it is thought a foundry of the Order of the Knights of St. John may have been located at here as well. Marsa was used as a camp by troops of the Ottoman Empire during the Great Siege and afterwards became a barony containing a number of vineyards. A noteworthy bridge was located in Marsa which facilitated the road from Birgu to the area of Valletta and vice versa and due to this area’s revival, Marsa property for sale is high on everyone’s agenda.
In the 17th century a historical museum, the Museo di San Giacomo, was located here and it was the first of its kind. Many of its artefacts are now held at the National Museum of Archaeology in Malta’s capital city Valletta.
A new port was constructed here in the 1860s under the rule of the British Empire leading to the establishment of a new town which took the name of Marsa, named after its creek.
In July 2009 a plan to regenerate the harbour area was announced with a marina offering space for a 170 vessels. Marsa is home to the Malta Shipyards and in November 2014 it was the venue for both the 12th annual Junior Eurovision Song Contest and the Malta Eurovision Song Contest in 2015.
A one-kilometre long horse racing track called Marsa Race Track was built in 1868 and remains in use. Malta’s postal administration, MaltaPost, has its head office here.
The patron saint is Maria Regina and The Holy Trinity. The day of the festa is the last Sunday of August and the first Sunday of June.