Property for Rent in Gzira

gzira area malta

About Gzira


Gżira is a town in the Central Region of Malta. It is located between Msida and Sliema, also bordering on Ta’ Xbiex. It has a population of 8000. The word Gżira means “island” in Maltese, and the town is named after Manoel Island which lies just adjacent to the town. The seafront of Gżira has views of the walled city of Valletta, which are illuminated at night, forming a backdrop to Manoel Island, the yacht marina and a seafront public garden. Fort Manoel was built in 1726. Kappara is located close to Gżira. The Orpheum Theatre is located in Gżira.Although modern apartment buildings and high rise blocks are on the increase here, Gżira is still renowned for its examples of traditional Maltese façades, with timber balconies (Gallarija) and bow-fronted, wrought iron balconies.

The main reason behind the area’s popularity is that it is fairly centrally located in Malta, being close to both the University of Malta and the capital, Valletta.

Gżira has a long and stunning promenade, popular with people from all over who come for the views, the shopping, bars and cafes and the views of Valletta.