Mgarr Harbour Gateway to Gozo
Article courtesy of Kevin Cauchi, ghajnsielem.com Photos courtesy of George Saguna & Nick Abela
The first impression one gets of the Mgarr Harbour today is one of bustling activity. The increase in the number of vessels using its facilities may be partly the reason for this increasing activity.
nestling on top an olive-lined hill, one’s attention is captivated by the beautiful church of our Lady of Lourdes. This church built in a Gothic style is at the center of attraction.
The harbour area remains one of great scenic beauty. Approaching Gozo from the sea, one is impressed by the beautiful verdant cliffs and valleys overlooking the harbour. Fort Chambray is conspicuous on the wooded hill overlooking the two quays. Between this hill and the cliffs on which Ghajnsielem stands,
The port is studded with stores, warehouses, garages and fisherman’s shed. A broad squarelike wharf has been built at the foot of ‘Ras it-Tafal’ on which Fort Chambray stands. A road extending from old wharf takes one to the small fisherman’s jetty where all fishing boats unload
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Published on Aug 25, 2010