Guide: Real Estate in San Gwann

San Gwann is one of the busy centralized locations of Malta that have expanded and grown significantly over the past decades, starting off from a peripheral character and taking on a town-ship all its own. Situated in the proximity of Gharghur, Msida, Sliema, St Julian's and Birkirkara, it is literally en route to most places in the north east of Malta and as such is considered an ideal location for most. Real estate in San Gwann varies in price but is generally considered as being of the medium-range category so that it is generally affordable by most. The area is mainly made of up of apartment buildings however there are areas that accommodate for more large homes such as terraced houses, semi-detached villas as well as bigger villas that are completely detached.

San Gwann real estate market is set in the centre between “The Village” which leads to Swieqi and St. Julian’s and “Kappara” which is the pass through road through to the Mater Dei Hospital and the main vein of Malta Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli, aka “Regional Road”. One can say that San Gwann is strategically situated in the centre of everything.


San Gwann is a very commercial area as well with several small boutique shops, supermarkets such as “Lidl”, bakery’s and pastizzeria’s as well as common amenities such as Hair dressers, Beauticians and massage parlours.

San Gwann also has a McDonalds Drive thru restaurant located within 3 minutes drive located northernly before the Gharghur area.

Points of Interest

Cart Ruts

These are un-dated but probably date back to pre-Punic times and were used to aid in the transportation of produce or material in what was at the time a uniquely rural and agricultural community.

Roman remains

These include tombs, a cistern and the Roman Tower of Ta' Cieda.

Lanzun Tower

A 15th Century construction in the Ta' Mensija region of San Gwann, the tower is the seat of the Military & Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem.

Parish Church

Dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes, it stands next to a Capuchin Friars convent.

Wied l-Ghomor, Wied il-Kbir and Wied Ghollieqa

Although also confining with other towns apart from San Gwann, these are considered as the fertile and picturesque valleys of San Gwann. All are renown as important ecological sites. Wied Ghollieqa has already been classified as a Nature & Tree Reserve.

San Gwann Industrial Estate

This contains 81 separate industrial units.

Real Estate Market

San Gwann is another location appreciated for the ease of commuting afforded to the locals. Moreover, its proximity to Sliema, to the University of Malta and to Mater Dei Hospital means that it provides an excellent opportunity to invest in rental property sought out by foreign workers. Rentals here are considered somewhat cheaper than those in the more upmarket locations of Sliema or St. Julian’s. Being a busy hub with a highly important commercial high street, San Gwann caters for all amenities, making it a convenient town in which or around which to live. The most popular types of property found here are apartments, maisonettes and terraced houses.