Zurrieq Property Facts – Real Estate Guide

Zurrieq is a very old town located in the south-west of Malta and whose origins predate the 15th century. Set in the immediate environs of other rural towns and villages such as Safi, Mqabba, Qrendi and Kirkop, Zurrieq also borders with the limits of Luqa and Birzebbuga. This makes it one of the largest towns in this region of the island. Some of the key zones within the remits of Zurrieq include Bubaqra, Nigret, Hal-Millier, Hal-Far, Wied Ganu, Wied iz-Zurrieq, Wied Babu, Wied Znuber, Ghar Hasan, Hagar Qim and Mnajdra.

Certainly this town includes a vast variety of properties ranging from village core to any other parts of its territorial expanse. There are over 400 active properties available for sale and just under 50 available for sale in Zurrieq. The prices for a 1 bedroom apartment start at €60, 000, 2 bedroom €80, 000 and 3 bedroom start at €90, 000. The market in this area is generally steady with several new buildings changing the landscape in this area. Mainly populated by Maltese nationals, it is common that first time buyers originating from Zurrieq buy their first abode close to home.

The area has a mix of different property types available including upmarket farmhouses and houses of character located on the outskirts or in the immediate vicinity of the main church.

Places of Note

The town of Zurrieq is the location where one can find some of the oldest real estate known to mankind.

The town is imbued with a great deal of historic and traditional importance. Key amongst these is the parish church dedicated to St Catherine of Alexandria, a church highly decorated and already in existence in 1436, making it one of the oldest in Malta. Today, just one aspect of interest is the fact that the church boasts a number of paintings by one of Malta's most prominent 17th Century artists - Mattia Preti.

Zurrieq has a still standing and intact windmill which dates back to the times of the Knights of St John and which is located at Nigret. Incidentally Nigret is where one finds Nigret Palace which was constructed in 1715. This building includes a Chapel and today serves as a convent and an orphanage.

A key site in Zurrieq is the magnificent promenade overlooking the valley and overlooking the Blue Grotto where one can catch a boat that will take a tour of the magical cavern and its pristine waters. Wied iz-Zurrieq as the valley and its sea surroundings are known, contains one of the deepest waters around Malta and it is one of the most favoured locations for deep sea diving and snorkelling. It is from such a vantage point that one can get the best view of the tiny island of Filfla, which is uninhabited and off limits, being protected by a nature reserve act.

Ghar Hasan is another interesting location which is imbued with legendary stories linked to the characters who lived within this huge natural cliff-edge cave.

Archaeological temples which pre-date history and are considered amongst the oldest in the Mediterranean, are located at Hagar Qim and Mnajdra. The former is a megalithic temple complex, whilst the latter is a megalithic temple complex. Both complexes are found within walking distance of each other and considered as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. A visitor centre is fully equipped to welcome visitors and interactively explain about the sites.

Real Estate Market

What kind of properties can one hope to find if this town which effectively bridges the time gap between prehistory and contemporary life? The oldest buildings available for sale or even to let, will include ancient farmhouses in the centre of the village core as well as dispersed around the varied valleys and hillocks of the surrounding countryside. Several pre-war and post-war buildings are also still standing, some of which make ideal town houses when restored to their original magnificence. Wooden beams, handmade coloured tiling, expansive gardens, inner courtyards, archways and more.

Then again the new areas where development has increased multifold, includes new and modern apartments and penthouses most of which have been selectively constructed where their owners can enjoy falling country or sea views. Certainly being of a quiet village atmosphere, Zurrieq offers a serene location with superlative investment potential.

Property to let in Zurrieq