What to do and see in Mgarr, Malta: The Best Places and Tips

July 22, 2017 Jana Sager

Mġarr Maltese: L-Imġarr, formerly known as Mgiarro, is a small town in the Northern Region of Malta. Mgarr is a typical rural village situated in an isolated region, west of Mosta. It is surrounded with rich farmland and vineyards. Many of its 3,629 inhabitants are farmers or are engaged in some sort of agricultural activity. Maltese pop singers Christabelle Borg and Gaia Cauchi both hail from Mġarr.
Restaurants in Mgarr

1. Mdina Old City

Pjazza San Publiju, Mdina, Island of Malta, Malta +356 2145 4480
Excellent
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Mdina Old City

Reviewed By Cathy S - Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom

Historical part of Malta's history: take a few pics, have a stroll around, maybe have a drink. Narrow streets, interesting ancient buildings and churches. Get the bus here from Valletta, don't do the Hop on Hop Off or it'll take you hours to get back. Quieter than Valletta.

2. Gnejna Bay

Mgarr, Island of Malta, Malta
Excellent
43%
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4 based on 115 reviews

Gnejna Bay

Reviewed By jusaja - Finland

Fine sand beach but difficult stones in the water, so not suitable for swimming, not even for adults. Locals around. Busy parking place and a bit rustic beach.

3. Casa Bernard

46 Triq San Pawl, Rabat, Island of Malta, Malta +356 2145 1888
Excellent
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5 based on 131 reviews

Casa Bernard

Reviewed By PeanutButters - Oakland, California

Casa Bernard is a must-go if you're anywhere near Rabat and Mdina. The house oozes with history and charm. The guided tour by the owners is informative, interesting and, if a house tour could ever be described this way: relaxing. (Perhaps it's the owners calming voice and pleasant demeanor.) Everything is interesting in this beautiful, old house: the architecture, the furniture, the pieces of art, the stories. Go!

4. Rotunda of Mosta

Rotunda Square, Mosta, Island of Malta, Malta +356 2143 3826
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Rotunda of Mosta

Completed in 1860, this church has the third-largest unsupported dome in Europe.

Reviewed By DeryckWheeler - Ramsgate, United Kingdom

No visit to Malta is complete without visiting the Rotunda of Mosta. Unusual in that the Church is circular, with a massive domed ceiling - the third largest in the world. Even more spectacular in that the Dome was built without the aid of scaffolding! Don't forget to visit the annex at the back of the church to see a replica of the Bomb which fell through the Dome in 1942 in the middle of a service but which fortunately failed to explode.

5. Malta Film Tours

Attard, Island of Malta ATD 1891, Malta
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5 based on 187 reviews

Malta Film Tours

Join local actors on an unforgettable journey through a myriad of iconic filming locations featured in Game of Thrones, Gladiator, Troy, Captain Phillips, WWZ, Alexander, The Count of Monte Cristo, Munich, The Da Vinci Code and many other great movies. This exclusive full-day tour kicks off at 9am every Sunday from in front of the Grand Hotel Excelsior on the Valletta Ring Road, Malta.

Reviewed By Mark O - Darwen, United Kingdom

Malcolm was a great guide and although my wife isn’t a GOT fan at the end of the tour she said this was probably the best tour she had ever been on. Malcolm has clearly put lots of effort in in developing the tour and as well as the GOT interest there was other topics covered by the tour and can’t impress on how good and genuine Malcolm is so would highly recommend this tour to anybody visiting Malta, the restaurant stopped at during the tour served great food and offers great views of Malta

6. Malta Classic Car Collection Museum

Tourists Street, Qawra, Island of Malta, Malta +356 2157 8885
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Malta Classic Car Collection Museum

Reviewed By ABEONAS - Folkestone, United Kingdom

We were blown away by this fantastic collection. We caught the 202 bus from St. Julians to Rabat then the X3 bus to Bugibba. It is a short walk to the museum which is sign postedfrom the bus station. There are wonderful cars below ground and details about them .Also there are old gaming machines and pinball. Some cars are in the middle if renovation. Mini’s , Morris Minors , Audi’s, Ford Cortina’s vintage BMW’s model cars of many types. Well worth a visit

7. Malta Aviation Museum

Ta' Qali Crafts Village, Ta' Qali, Island of Malta 4000, Malta +356 2141 6095
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4.5 based on 378 reviews

Malta Aviation Museum

The museum is a living and working museum, which is a prime attraction for all family members of all ages. It exhibits a collection of around 18 aircraft, aircraft engines, airfield equipment, uniforms, model aircraft and much more. Among its prime exhibits are a World War II Hawker Hurricane which was recovered from the seabed in 1995 and completely restored to working condition.

Reviewed By jpkipper - UK

Nicely laid out aviation museum with iconic aircraft (Spitfire, Hurricane). It tells the story of the Defence of Malta very well and has some interesting exhibits of uniforms, medals etc. There are also a few postwar military aircraft which you would not see in the UK
It is not too far a walk to Mdina from the museum. The walk to the town took us past a military cemetery in which many of those interred are victims of an aircraft crash in 1956 in which 50 people, mostly RAF servicemen were killed. Worth dropping by if you decide to take the walk up to the town

8. Malta Segway Tours

10 Basement Garage | Triq l-Apparell, Dingli, Island of Malta, Malta
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5 based on 290 reviews

Malta Segway Tours

Malta Segway Tours offer tours around beautiful village of Dingli and the capital city of Valletta. The Dingli tour takes you through historical and fascinating places with stops at the magnificent Dingli cliffs, the interesting cart ruts, Magdalena Chapel, The great Cave as well the rugged countryside of Malta with trained staff.Malta Segway Tours is a fun and adventurous way to explore and learn more about Malta and all you need is a few hours to spare and be up for some fun!

Reviewed By edinburghfolk - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Booked this a few months ago as something "different" to do but didnt actually realise it would so much fun. Matthew was a fantastic Segway Leader and not only had fun but told us a lot about the history surrounding the Dingli Cliffs. It was my husband and I, and two teenage daughters and he was just superb with us all. He was very patient indeed with me as I thought you just hopped on a segway and off we went. Its all about the toes !! Highly recommended and one of the best holiday activities we have ever done! Keep up the great work !!

9. Mellieha Air Raid Shelter

Our Lady of the Grotto Street | Voluntary Organisation 0144, Mellieha, Island of Malta, Malta +356 7952 1970
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Mellieha Air Raid Shelter

Reviewed By johnkris - burton on trent

Have just visited the shelter and it is worth every cent of the 2.25 euro entrance fee the memorbilia contained inside is excellent the tunnels themselves evoke the memories although I am of a different generation after the war would certainly recommend a visit

10. Aquatica

Mosta Road, St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta SPB 3418, Malta +356 7700 2700
Excellent
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4.5 based on 232 reviews

Aquatica

Welcome to Malta & Aquatica 5 Star Dive Centre, where dedication and professionalism come together to form a friendly environment that you can trust.Come join the adventure of diving in Malta and let us be your trusted guides to a memorable diving experience that you will never forget.Our service provides all divers with enjoyable, flexible and highly customised packages. With a fresh and friendly attitude we aim to ensure everyone enjoys a great day.OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND

Reviewed By Kira K - Brussels, Belgium

I've dived with Aquatica a few times now and every time I could not be happier: the staff are incredibly friendly, accommodating, professional and safety-conscious. They do everything in their power to make sure you have a great time and that your experience diving in Malta remains a wonderfully memorable souvenir for you for years to come.
I wanted to share my experience of my most recent trip to highlight just how awesome Daryl and his team are.
I returned to Malta after almost exactly 2 years since my last dive (during which time I was unfortunately not able to dive at all). Daryl and his team ensured that I had a warm welcome back underwater :)
Here are some key points:
1) With some advance planning and email correspondence, Daryl helped me to arrange to have a diving medical with a local doctor on the day of my arrival, so I wouldn't have to spend time doing the medical on my first day of diving and to make sure that all the paperwork etc is complete. I planned to drop by the diving centre straight from the airport so that I can also leave my diving gear at the centre, which was very convenient!
2) After not diving for an extended period of time I thought I might need a refresher. Daryl ensured that I was very well taken care of, by assigning an instructor (ciao Alex!) all to myself :) Once I got in the water, all my worries melted away and I had an amazing time.
3) Daryl and the team ensured that I (and the other divers diving) got to visit different dive sites during our stay. We got to express our preferences and as long as weather conditions allowed, we were able to go where we wanted to go. For me this is a particular bonus, as I simply love some of the dive sites (e.g. the Rozi, pictured) and am keen to explore them again and again. Having the team be so flexible and accommodating truly makes a difference!
4) I booked transfers as I was staying on another part of the island and the team were excellent in arranging pick ups (always punctual!) and drop-offs, allowing flexibility for when I wanted to be dropped off straight from the dive site without having to return to the diving centre or if I wanted to hang out at the diving centre for a bit longer to have lunch or clean my gear etc.
5) Daryl and his team paid great attention to detail to ensure that I had everything I needed and that I was comfortable. Coming back here is like visiting family :)
6) The team are great for offering tips and advice, not just for diving, but also for things to do on the island, such as new restaurants to check out (thanks Alex for the tips!).
7) The new Aquatica cafe is great and the excellent customer service culture is present here as well. From making your coffee just the way you like it to whipping up a very tasty salad with grilled vegetables and prosciutto outside of normal lunch hours but just to please a post-diving hungry customer, you know you can count on them :)
I will definitely come again and hope that divers will consider Aquatica as their dive guides of choice in Malta!

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