Mgarr, a picturesque village nestled on the north-western coast of the island of Malta, is a captivating destination that seamlessly combines natural beauty, history and local charm.
A historic treasure trove
Mgarr boasts a deep-rooted history that is evident in its architecture and landmarks. The Parish Church of the Assumption, a prominent feature of the village skyline, dates back to the 17th century and is a testament to Mgarr’s religious and cultural heritage. The church’s Baroque facade and ornate interior make it a must-visit for history enthusiasts and architecture aficionados alike. The dome may be a slightly smaller version of that of the well-know Mosta dome, but it is still regarded as one of the biggest in the world.
The area is surrounded by farmlands and vineyards and two prehistoric sites can also be found in the area: there are the Skorba temples, one of the oldest free-standing structures in the world and then the enigmatic megalithic structures at Ta’ Hagrat. Malta’s mysterious and ancient cart ruts can be found all over the surrounding area and if that was not enough for history buffs, there are also the thermal Roman baths near Ghajn Tuffieha Bay to explore. Historically it is interesting to note that the area of Mgarr was once awarded to the Inguanez family by the then King of Sicily!