Buying and Renting in Mosta

Mosta is the centre-most town of Malta, and one of the most populated. Sprawling across one of Malta’s biggest valleys, Mosta has a long history with some unique features and landmarks. It makes for a very desirable place to live - its central location, its quaint heart of town, its being surrounded by fertile land, and having some very good property investment opportunities in the island.

The town is what one could call a typical local village in that though it has its busy part of town, where there are plenty of shops, restaurants and office space – you still can see the people meeting in the various squares around the area. The real estate market is vibrant in that the town is still developing and has many different prospective investments whether it may be commercial or residential real estate. According to our database statistics on property prices both the letting and the property sales prices have remained stable over time, this especially being due to the fact, that Mosta, is also a commercial area.

Most is located central enough to be close to other areas of Malta, especially with the bypass one can reach St. Paul’s Bay within ten minutes. It is also situated near to Ta’Qali which is a stones throw away from Mdina, the Silent City and in the other direction Naxxar, also one of the busiest towns in Malta is in touching distance.

Miracle Dome and Tower

Mosta boasts of a peculiar history, which has its roots in folkloric legends, mostly denoting the building of the Chapel of Good Hope in Wied l-Isperanza. As with most localities, Mosta has Bronze Age structures that are still to be found in the locality, and although minor, hint at the first habitation of the area. A local legend, of an abducted bride, is tied with a local landmark and heritage site, the Cumbo Tower, reputed to have been the area’s stronghold and prison. Another local heritage of considerable importance is the Mosta Dome, the 3rd largest free standing dome in Europe and 4th in the world. A miracle is associated with this church, when during World War 2 an attacking plane dropped a bomb, which punctured the dome and didn’t detonate. The punctured dome was fixed and the bomb can nowadays be seen in the church’s sacristy, and is a huge favourite with visiting tourists.

Points of Interest

The Mosta Dome is a veritable Maltese treasure hugely popular with tourists, apart from the historical anecdotes and impressive architecture. Seasoned travellers might also notice a similarity with the Roman Pantheon, when they walk in.

Wied l-Ghasel

Being one of Malta’s deepest and most picturesque valleys, is a must see. The quaint Chapel of St Paul the Hermit, that graces the side of the valley is an attraction in itself.

Ta’ L-Isperanza Chapel (Chapel of Good Hope)

Is the place where Malta’s most popular legend is said to have taken place. It is said that St. Mary sent a spider to weave a giant web at the entrance of a cave, where a little girl was hiding from a Turkish invasion. The Turks passed on, thinking the full and intact spider's web indicated that nobody had entered the cave for a very long time.The girl, having promised to build St Mary a church should she be spared captivity by the Turks, complied to her promise, and the Chapel was built above the cave, which can still be visited today.

Cumbo Tower

Mosta’s privately owned Medieval tower, residency and prison, although not open to visitors, is still a compelling sight and landmark in the neighbourhood.

Ta’ Bistra Catacombs

Are a network of early Christian catacombs from the 1st century (while Malta was still under Roman rule). The catacombs face out to the sea, where their entrance is located in the ridge overlooking the Valley of Ghajn Rihana, at San Pawl tat-Targa.

Real Estate Market

Property in Mosta is as diverse as they come, and suits all needs and wishes. Occupying a big stretch of land, the town offers properties that vary in size, style, and prices. From the town heart with its quaint townhouses and rustic farmhouses, on to the modern, newly-built maisonettes and penthouses enjoying the quiet away from the busy centre. Farther away from the centre, more modern buildings with charming views are to be found, along with the high-end, luxury property that fringes Mosta.

There are over six hundred properties available for sale in Mosta, from apartments to villas with an average selling price of circa €280, 000 whereas there are just over two hundred and forty properties available to rent with an average rental price of €620 per month.