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Top Choice Pub in Mġarr

Gleneagles Bar

This is the social hub of the village and a glorious place to head for a sundowner, with views over the harbour. It fills up in the early evening with a lively mix of locals, fishermen, yachties and tourists. It's n…
Mediterranean in Mġarr

Tmun Mġarr

Family-run Tmun Mġarr offers a menu rich in seafood dishes such as bouillabaisse and fresh-from-the-sea fish. Set behind the fishing boats at the water's edge, it has an outdoor terrace. If you're tiring of Malta's …
Mediterranean in Mġarr


Named after a historic ferry that used to cross between Gozo and Malta, Bancinu celebrates a position above the harbour with knockout renditions of traditional Mediterranean flavours. Begin with a delicate starter o…
Viewpoint in Mġarr


Triq iż-Żewwiega leads to a stunning viewpoint just south of Qala. It's worth the effort to get here – 1.8km uphill from the harbour; once here you can enjoy the magnificent panorama over Gozo and out to sea.
Fort in Mġarr

Fort Chambray

Fort Chambray was built by the Knights of St John in the early 18th century. It was originally intended to supplant Victoria as Gozo's main fortified town, and the area within the walls was envisaged as a grid of st…
Seafood in Mġarr

Sammy's – Il-Kcina Tal-Barrakka

In a great location by the harbour in a lively strip of restaurants, Sammy's is a popular family-run restaurant with a crammed and atmospheric outdoor terrace; indoors is cosy in winter. It's famous for its way with…
Area in Mġarr

Bethlehem Village

On the right after the first roundabout as you leave Mġarr is this life-sized Bethlehem-style village, where 150 actors create a living nativity, which attracts thousands of people each year during December. It's a …
Church in Mġarr

Church of Our Lady of Lourdes

This 20th-century neo-Gothic church appears almost to hang over the village. Begun in 1924, a lack of funds meant that its construction was not completed until the 1970s.
Market in Mġarr

Bugeja Fish Market

Head to Bugeja, just outside Mġarr, to purchase your fresh fish for a barbecue. It has a great range of local fish and seafood, and attracts queues of locals.
Viewpoint in Mġarr


A right turn at the top of the harbour hill leads to a belvedere with a grand view over the harbour to Comino and northern Malta.