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!

Zabbar

Zabbar is one of the oldest and largest villages in Malta, emerging from Zejtun. It was established as its own parish in 1615 and raised to the status of a City by Grand ...

San Lawrenz

San Lawrenz is a picturesque, rural village situated in the west of the island of Gozo, bordering Kercem and Gharb. The village is built on a plain surrounded by three hi...

Fontana
  • 360 Panoramic View

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 sp...

Xaghra

Xaghra (pronounced Shara) was one of the first inhabited areas of Gozo. The village itself is quaint and pretty, with winding streets in typical Gozitan style. But Xaghra...

Mosta
  • 360 Panoramic View

Mosta is without any doubt one of the oldest settlements on the islands, with archaeological finds dating to pre-history. Visit some of the historical places such as the ...

Zurrieq

Although historical references to Zurrieq date back only to 1399, several ruins and archeological remains indicate that the area of Zurrieq was inhabited by a relatively ...

Gharghur

Gharghur is a characteristic rural village, one of the smallest villages in Malta, with an area of just 2 square kilometres naturally delineated and separated from surrou...