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Local Living: Attard

Attard is located in central Malta and forms part of the three villages, namely Attard, Balzan and Lija. All of them residential and rather quaint, these villages have become very densely populated and their popularity as ideal locations to live in has increased tenfold over the past few decades.

Attard has long been renowned for its luxurious villas and also has numerous farmhouses which could be found in the San Anton vicinity. These farmhouses have typical features such as wooden doors, rustic roofs and features such as mills and cellars. Attard is no stranger to this type of architecture, but it has also become a popular locality for first time buyers and families, particularly in the Hal-Warda Street Area, as a number of apartments, maisonettes and such developments have been built in order to cater to the ever-growing demand for residences in this locality.

Popular Places in Attard

The President’s Palace and San Anton Gardens

The village of Attard has many fantastic landmarks that the Attard Local Council and Maltese Government protect and maintain to preserve the beauty of these locations. In Attard, one may find San Anton Gardens, a botanical garden with a beautiful surrounding courtyard. This is a preferred destination to many locals and foreigners alike for nature walks and floral appreciation. The Garden is a gem and forms part of the President’s Palace. The President’s Palace was built in the seventeenth century by Grand Master Antoine de Paule and is now the official home of the President, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca.

The old Railway

The Malta Railway was built on the 28th February 1883 along the embankment near the Corinthia Palace Hotel. The Malta Railway was functional for approximately 50 years but became obsolete once other forms of transport took over. However, some relics of the railway are still present today. This interesting video about the old Malta Railway was produced by the Attard Local Council.

 

The Parish Church

Attard was previously linked to Birkirkara and shared the same Parish Church. However, in 1575, Attard got its own Parish Church, when the village had a mere 665 inhabitants. Malta’s religious ties are strong and nowadays, there is a parish Church for almost every town and village on the island. There are 365 churches in Malta, one for every day of the year!

Attard Parish Church

Villa Bologna

In 1927 to 1930, the Prime Minister Lord Strickland resided at Villa Bologna. It is a Baroque-style villa with underground World War II shelters that still stand today. Nowadays, the villa is a popular venue for weddings and other extravagant receptions, within its gardens that are said to be the largest gardens on the island.

The Kitchen Garden

The President’s Kitchen Garden is a lovely family area located close to San Anton Gardens. Here, one can have a look at the multitude of crops being grown and enjoy a coffee at the quaint cafe while the children enjoy the kid’s area. There is also a petting zoo. The Kitchen Garden makes an ideal family outing!

The Aqueducts

During the seventeenth century, Fra Alof de Wignacourt constructed the aqueducts in order to supply water to Valletta from the higher localities, Rabat and Mdina. These aqueducts run through Attard and has been excellently preserved in this locality.

The Outskirts

On the outskirts of Attard, one will find Ta’ Qali, famous for its crafts village. Here, traditional crafts such as blown glass, jewellery and pottery can be purchased as ideal souvenirs. There is also the vineyard ‘Meridiana’, a national park and sport centre and it is home to the national football stadium in Malta.

There are plenty of properties available for sale and to let in Attard, a locality which has become one of the leading residential localities on the island. Fore more information regarding property in the area, contact us today.

Properties available for sale in Attard

€ 1,275,000
Beautifully converted PALAZZINO set in the heart of the quaint village of Attard, having rich historical features from past times and an imposing facade. A hall leads onto a large central courtyard allowing light into all main rooms, which includes a large kitchen and dining...
€ 1,795,000
Very spacious, bright and airy converted HOUSE OF CHARACTER, located in the heart of one of the most sought after Maltese villages. This property enjoys a private, large garden with pool as well as a large central courtyard. The accommodation consists of a welcoming...
€ 2,950,000
An impeccable and well-kept double fronted PALAZZO in the heart of this typical Maltese village built in the early 18th century. This property has been tastefully converted whilst retaining extremely unique old world features, such as high ceilings; most of which are...
€ 715,000
Owner built corner Semi-detached VILLA in a well sought after area of Attard. This property enjoys country views and consists of a combined lounge/dining room, kitchen/breakfast area, living room and an extra living room. Property also has an imposing...
€ 760,000
Semi-detached BUNGALOW located in one of the best streets of this sought after area. The villa is finished to very high standards and impeccably kept by the present owners. Layout consist of a welcoming hallway, large lounge area, dining area combined with a...

Properties available to let in Attard

€ 7,000
monthly
An imposing fully furnished corner VILLA with surrounding terraces and a large back area with garden ideal for entertaining. Accommodation consists of an elegant hallway, sitting room, formal dining room, kitchen/breakfast area, living area, study room, 4 bedrooms, 3...
€ 750
monthly
Well furnished APARTMENT, situated in the quiet village of Attard, close to all amenities yet secluded from the busy centre. Property comprises an open plan kitchen/dining/living area, two bedrooms, main bathroom, washroom and both front and back balconies. Property...
€ 900
monthly
Fully furnished ground floor MAISONETTE located in a peaceful yet central area of Attard. Accommodation comprises an open plan kitchen and dining room, living room, three bedrooms, bathroom, guest toilet, wash room and a back yard.
€ 1,050
monthly
Fully furnished elevated MAISONETTE located in a peaceful area of Attard. Property comprises large open plan kitchen, living and dining room, three double bedrooms, main with en suite shower room, main bathroom, store room and back yard with a washroom.
€ 1,500
monthly
Fully furnished house in a quiet area of Attard. This family property comprises three bedrooms, bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, sitting room, and dining room. A lovely home must be seen
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