Attractions & Things To Do

Wied Babu

 

Wied Babu is a valley situated in the middle of Triq Wied iz-Zurrieq as shown on the map. It is fairly close to the Zurrieq Scouts Headquarters & Campsite therefore one can walk there easily. The walk takes around half an-hour to complete. It is a beautiful place to visit when in Malta especially if you are into hikes and climbing as there are many climbing tracks to choose from where one can enjoy the breath-taking view from the top. If one decides to keep on walking down the valley they will be rewarded with clear waters where swimming is a must.

 

Wied iz-Żurrieq

 

Wied iz-Zurrieq is another valley which is further down the road from Wied Babu. Wied iz-Żurrieq is a popular tourist destination due to the easily accessible pristine waters. The restaurants found in this location specialise in local fresh fish. A few of them also have a rooftop with a beautiful view of the sea and the Filfla islet. Weather permitting; boat rides are available to show you around the caves including the world known Blue Grotto and the crystal clear water.

 

Żurrieq Parish Church

 

The Church of St Catherine is a Roman Catholic parish church that serves the village of Żurrieq. It is beautiful to visit especially on religious festivities such as on feast days as it is decorated. The church includes a number of paintings by Mattia Preti. The Church also includes a painting of Our Lady of Mount Carmel by Antonio Zammit inaugurated in 1908. The titular statue of St Catherine of Alexandria, dating from 1818, was made by Marjanu Gerada. The statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel was made by Salvu Psaila and finished in 1842. It is very easy to reach the church as it is only a 15 minute walk from the campsite.

 

Xarolla Windmill 

 

The Xarolla Windmill in Żurrieq is one of the windmills constructed by the Knights of Malta in the villages and towns of Malta. It is the only windmill on the island that is in working condition. In March of 1930, a tomb was excavated containing human bones and roman pottery dating to the VII century B.C. A tomb was also found dating to the periods of the Carthaginians and Phoenicians, containing as well Roman pottery remains. Therefore it is an interesting place to visit in Żurrieq as it is rich in history and it will take you only 20 minutes to get there by foot.

 

Ħaġar Qim & Mnajdra

 

Ħaġar Qim is a megalithic temple complex found in Qrendi, dating from the Ġgantija phase. The Megalithic Temples of Malta are among the most ancient religious sites on Earth, described by the World Heritage Sites committee as "unique architectural masterpieces". In 1992, UNESCO recognized Ħaġar Qim and four other Maltese megalithic structures as World Heritage Sites.  One can walk there; it will take about 40 minutes or catch the bus route 201 (once per hour) from the village bus terminus near the square or from Triq Wied iz-Żurrieq.

 

Il-Maqluba

 

Il-Maqluba consists of a deep, large-scale inland sinkhole. It is the best example within the Maltese Islands of a closed depression that is formed either by the solution of surface stones or by a collapse of underlying caves.  Nowadays, il-Maqluba supports an important population of native tree communities, dominated by the Bay Laurel tree. The National Treecalled the Sandarac Gum Tree is also found in this rare geological structure. In this areastands a Church dedicated to St Matthew. It is approximately 2 km away from Żurrieq Scouts campsite which will take about 30 minutes on foot.

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