“A pretty village in the northern part of Malta” is how Vassalli (who was the writer of Lexicon Melitense – Maltese Dictionary) described Gharghur in 1796 and for those who visit will soon agree.
Located at the top of a hill in between two valleys, Gharghur is at one of the highest points on the Island and separated from all other localities. Having a population of 2,768 in just 2km² makes this a rather dense town but still as with many other Maltese towns packed with character and history.
The village center is as typical Maltese as you can find with a large church in the middle, a surrounding piazza and small shops to supply locals. Take a stroll in one of the many long and narrow streets, try and plan your day well so you can see the Lieutenants Palace in the North of the village (built in 1803), the Islamic house in Triq il-Gdida and the old bakery in Sqaq Warda.
Property in Gharghur is always a good investment, MEPA (the Maltese planning authority) are doing their utmost to protect this town and building is limited.