The small yacht marina was established on the furthest end, off iz-Zewwieqa at the beginning of 1990.Not as famous as others Marinas in the Mediterranean, the popularity of this beautiful corner of the harbour increased over the years and today an important number of yachts are choosing Mgarr for berthing during winter.more
The Fort Chambray is located on the left-hand side of the hill.Built in the 18th Century, this fortified city was intended to be the most important destination on Gozo.The Fort took its name from a Norman Count of the Order of St John named Francois Chambray, who was also the person that financed the construction works.more
Mgarr harbour is obviously dominated by the gothic church of our Lady of Lourdes, built on the hill that used to be known as "tal-Qortin".It is said that back 1879 some visitor said that the rocks of the hill were similar to the Grotto Lourdes and a statue of Our Lady of Lourdes was put on this place.The works to the chapel started in 1888 and were...more
Ghajnsielem, meaning "a peaceful spring", is the first village on Gozo met soon after leaving Mgarr Harbor.Among the attractions to be visited here are: the majestic Lombard-Gothic sanctuary dedicated to Our Lady of Loreto, the old parish church and Pjazza tad-Dehra, square of the apparition, where it is believed that the Virgin Mary has spoken to...more
There's a few churches in and around Mgarr. They're all quite picturesque from the outside, I've no idea how they look inside, we didn't visit them. This picture shows two churches nicely juxtapositioned - the far one is actually in Nadur I think, which is a town a little way further on from Mgarr.more
We didn't feel very hungry on our first night on Gozo, plus we'd been ill a couple of days previously and still weren't fully up to proper meals. We ordered a "sandwich" each and a cake on room service. This is what we got, a sandwich so big we both left at least half of it! (Still managed the cake though). The price was incredibly reasonable, just...more
With a long time tradition, the regular ferry service from Malta to Gozo stops to Mgarr harbour. The ticket bought at the departure from Cirkkewa, Malta is also valid for the return that’s why at the embarkation on the ferry in Mgarr there is no need for checking-in.The trip takes around 30 min and a beautiful view of Comino Island (the third...more
There is no airport on Gozo so most people arrive by ferry from Malta. The regular ferry service (every 1/2 hour or so) runs from Cirkewwa on Malta across the narrow Gozo Channel to Mgarr. There is also a once a day ferry from Valletta (well, from the suburb of Pieta).In addition there is a heliport on Gozo, so you can travel by helicopter from...more
Oh, just a local grocery store to buy few vegetables for the evening and of course, the national soft drink Kinnie
Located at half way from Malta to Gozo, the small island of Comino, with its surface of only one square mile, it is the third ingabitated island of the archipelago and a natural reserve.
Among the places of interest on the island are: Santa Marija Tower, the most visible landmark of the island, that houses today a small army unit, Santa Marija Battery erected in 1715, Santa Marija Chapel built in 1618, Santa Marija Cave and the famous Blue Lagoon a natural sea pool of unique azure colour.
Favorite thing: Mgarr Church is the main landscape spot in Mgarr village. Al shops and restaurants are situated around it. Long square in front of the church as in front of the other churches as well was made for the people communication after mass: they could stand there and talk with each other.