Top things to do in Għarb & San Lawrenz

Church in Għarb & San Lawrenz

Basilica of Ta'Pinu

The Basilica of Ta'Pinu, accessible via a short, scenic walk from Għarb, is an extraordinary sight – a huge, lone church on a Gozitan hillock, towering over the countryside. Malta's national shrine to the Virgin Mar…
Mediterranean in Għarb & San Lawrenz


Tatita's occupies what was once San Lawrenz police station. When it's warm, you can dine alfresco on the postcard-perfect square. It's very welcoming – and family-friendly, too, despite the formal look and snow-whit…
Arts & Crafts in Għarb & San Lawrenz

Ta'Dbieġi Crafts Village

Once a British Army camp, this village offers the chance to buy rugs, glass, pottery, lace and more. There are regular demonstrations by local artisans and lots of sampling of local delights, including cheese, jams …
Church in Għarb & San Lawrenz

Chapel of San Dimitri

A drive or pleasant walk of about 30 minutes (just over 2km) from Għarb leads to the tiny Chapel of San Dimitri (signposted on the road to the left of the church). This small, square church with its baroque cupola d…
Museum in Għarb & San Lawrenz

Għarb Folklore Museum

This 18th-century house, once the home of Frenc Mercieca, a local wise man who apparently was able to cure ailments, has 28 rooms crammed with a fascinating, lovely jumble of folk artefacts. The exhibits, assembled …
Church in Għarb & San Lawrenz

Church of the Visitation

Għarb's baroque Church of the Visitation was built between 1699 and 1729, with an elegant curved facade and twin bell towers. Three female figures adorn the front: Faith, above the door; Hope, with her anchor, to th…
Museum in Għarb & San Lawrenz

Karmni Grima Museum

In the former house of Carmela Grima, whose vision gave rise to the Ta'Pinu Basilica, there's a small museum that gives an insight into rural 19th-century life.