Malta Towns and Villages

With such a rich history and culture, every town and village in Malta and Gozo has its own story to tell. Here is your opportunity to explore Maltese localities' points of interest, including an array of photos, 360 virtual tours and videos.

On these islands, even within the most modern housing estates may lurk prehistoric remains which were discovered while digging foundations. Most older localities have a rich heritage that goes through the ages, and many boast beautiful buildings from the era of the Romans, the Knights or the British eras. Old and new co-exist, with characteristic village cores giving way to more modern peripheries, and sixty-eight Local Councils ensure the constant up-keep and embellishment of their respective locality. Communities in Malta and Gozo developed around the establishment of a local Parish, which still today constitutes the centre of much of the village culture culminating in the local Maltese festa. Browse through the multimedia offered to have a virtual online experience, then visit these localities to truly experience the reality of Maltese village life!


Marsaskala Marsaskala, Southern Malta

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It was only when the fear of pirates subsided in the 19th century that the Maltese began approaching Marsacala, mainly as a summer residence close to the sea. Until the year 1905 the population of Mar


Mqabba Mqabba, Southern Malta

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Mqabba's fireworks displays have made the town of Mqabba quite famous. Both the St Mary Fireworks Factory and The Lily Fireworks Factory have put themselves on the international stage. The St Mary...


Nadur Nadur, Gozo

Nadur is one of the largest localities of Gozo, which is situated on the easternmost plateau nestled between the villages of Qala, Ghajnsielem, and Xaghra.


Msida Msida, Central Malta

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Msida is a harbour town situated very near the capital Valletta on the northeast coast of Malta. As its Arabic-derived name implies, it knows its origins as a fishing village although today it is most


Kalkara Kalkara, Southern Malta

The vegetable seller with his truck still calls out to passers-by in front of the Kalkara Parish; town houses with their characteristic wooden balconies line the shore, the sandy beach of Rinella bay


Birkirkara Birkirkara, Central Malta

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Birkirkara has been the most populated and largest locality in Malta since the Middle Ages, although archeological evidence suggests that the area has been inhabited since prehistoric times as well as

Santa Lucija

Santa Lucija Santa-Lucija, Southern Malta

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Santa Lucija is a small village, a modern development which emerged as a residential solution for the dockyard towns of Paola and Tarxien which needed to expand. It was officially recognised as


Fontana Fontana, Gozo

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Fontana knows its beginnings as a suburb of the city of Victoria, the Gozitan capital, and borders also the villages of Kercem, Munxar and Xewkija. Several fresh-water springs in the area, along the

St Pauls Bay

St Pauls Bay St-Pauls-Bay, Northern Malta

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The St Pauls Bay area in the north of the island covers a number of localities. Xemxija (pronounced Shemshiya), St Paul's Bay, Bugibba and Qawra lie on the coast, the latter two having developed into


Ghasri Ghasri, Gozo

L-Ghasri has just 521 inhabitants in the last recorded Census of 2011, making it the smallest village in Gozo in terms of population although it covers a relatively large area.


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