Mgarr is the harbour where the ferry from Malta will drop you off on the lovely island of Gozo. Operating a ferry between Malta and Gozo since 1241, as you might expect, Mgarr is riddled with history. Before heading off to explore the rest of Gozo, why not visit the dominating 18th century Fort Chambray which overlooks the port? Right beside the fort is the Lourdes Chapel, a neo-gothic construction that crowns the hill. This is just a taster of some of the sights in Mgarr.
Located in the Ghajnsielem municipality, Mgarr is also where you can get the boat to the beautiful island of Comino, home to the famous Blue Lagoon.
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Your guide to Mgarr holidays
The port still operates as a ferry terminal for the boat between Malta and Gozo, which runs regularly throughout the day from the St.Paul's Bay/Bugibba/Qawra region and the port of Cirkewwa. The journey is only short, usually taking a maximum of 30 minutes.
Once you're in Mgarr you'll probably be anxious to head off to whichever part of Gozo you've picked out for a daytrip, but a few hours in Mgarr wouldn't go amiss. Although currently being redeveloped as luxury accommodation, Fort Chambray up on the hill overlooking the Ghajnsielem precinct is worth a look, even from afar.
The Gleneagles Bar was constructed in 1732 and lies next to the original jetty in the harbour. A meeting place for tourists and locals alike, it's a place where Gozo's history is worn with pride. Worth a look!
Boats run from Mgarr to Comino on a regular basis, and Comino is where you'll find one of the best beaches in the Maltese islands: the world-renowned Blue Lagoon. One of the most popular places in Europe for diving and swimming, the crystal waters and deep, deep blue colour inspire excitement in even the most seasoned underwater explorers.
If you've got kids, no worries. The water is shallow and gently shelves, plus there's lots of watersports and games available all around the lagoon.
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Prices last checked at 06:47 24 January 2021