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Buying real estate with Engel & Völkers in Western Malta

The western part of Malta is one of the country’s five regions, the fifth largest in population and second largest in size. Like all parts of Malta, the western region has a character all of its own, offering key attractions based on its ancient and medieval history and an atmosphere that make it a thoroughly enjoyable place to visit and live. Although it is popular among tourists interested in enjoying its beautiful scenery and studying its fascinating history, this region also draws those seeking to explore its potential for relocating and establishing a new residence. To this end, Malta’s western region offers an excellent selection of properties including luxurious apartments, spacious townhouses, penthouses and medieval Houses of Character on offer from Engel & Völkers Malta.


1.Western Malta is a prime location for buying property: Mdina, Rabat, Siggiewi and Zebbug

1.1 What you should know about Mdina as your new real estate location

1.2 Find your new house or apartment in Rabat for Sale with Engel & Völkers Malta

1.3 Buying real estate in Siggiewi? Our agents present to you the main selling points of the area

1.4 This is why Zebbug is an ideal surrounding for your upcoming property purchase


2. Buying land, houses and holiday properties: western Malta at a glance

3. Engel & Völkers Malta – providing expert advice and know-how for buying real estate

    1. Western Malta is a prime location for buying property: Mdina, Rabat, Siggiewi and Zebbug

    While Malta as a whole and its western region in particular showcase so many fascinating places to see and explore, let’s focus on four locations we believe capture the essence of this region, while at the same time offering outstanding real estate buying opportunities.

    1.1 What you should know about Mdina as your new real estate location

    The first of these is Mdina, a fortified medieval town enclosed by bastions, located on a large hill in the centre of Malta, overlooking all of Malta from one of the highest points of the island. The town was Malta’s old capital from antiquity to the medieval period, and with its narrow streets, few inhabitants and beautiful views over the Island, it is truly a magical and beautiful town to explore and reside in. 


    Mdina is referred to as the “Silent City” by Maltese and visitors alike - no cars (with few exceptions) have permission to enter the town, which conveys a relaxing atmosphere when walking its narrow streets and alleyways. The medieval town of Mdina presents a mix of Norman and Baroque architecture and houses many palaces, most of which today serve as private homes. Among the many churches in the town, the largest and most striking is the Cathedral of the Conversion of St. Paul, founded in the 12th century, located in the main square of the town. For visitors wishing to learn more about the region’s history, the National Museum of National History has plenty of offer. And after a long day reward yourself with superb dining at the Bacchus Restaurant or the De Mondiaon


    If Mdina strikes a chord with you and is the kind of place you’ve been looking for, you may want to consult Engel & Völkers to find out more about the types of properties currently on offer in the surrounding area. Our real estate portfolio in Mdina includes primarily palazzos and houses.

    Real Estate Mdina

    1.2 Find your new house or apartment in Rabat for Sale with Engel & Völkers Malta

    Rabat, the neighbouring city of Mdina, is unique for its rich history and noted for its stunning architecture as is evidenced by its monasteries, churches and its beautiful medieval palazzos. It enjoys continuous growth, making it a place of buzzing activity, while still offering open and fantastic panoramic views. Rabat is centrally located in Malta, with readily accessible public transport making it easy to travel from one location to another to go to work or shopping or just enjoy a sightseeing trip. The town is also home to the famous Catacombs of St. Paul and St. Agatha. These catacombs, now looked after by Heritage Malta, were used in Roman times to bury the dead outside the city in accordance with Roman culture. However, if you would rather visit a restaurant than a catacomb, there are plenty to choose from. Savour some local cuisine at Route 81, an old bus route from Valletta to Rabat, or at the Golden Fork to cap off your day. And if you feel inspired to enquire about real estate available in Rabat, Engel & Völkers’ portfolio includes spacious townhouses, villas, medieval Houses of Character, luxury apartments, and penthouses Rabat has changed considerably as a result of major developments brought about by events in the 20th century. The population increased to around 12,000 after the Second World War. This growth in population encouraged the construction of new housing areas such as Tal-Virtu and Ghajn Qajjet. Today, this remarkable trend is what distinguishes the old part of the town from the new.​

    Real Estate Rabat

    Bahrija is a small rural village in Rabat with a low population density. It is one of the highest elevations in Malta, commanding spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Buskett Gardens was planted by the Knights of Malta to be used as a hunting ground. Today Buskett is one of the greenest areas in Malta and plots of land are available here. Dingli is located close to Rabat, and lies on a plateau some 250 metres above sea level and offers excellent open sea views. On offer here are primarily apartments and houses. Mtarfa is a small town and former suburb of Rabat dating back to the Roman period and is now a separate local council. 

    1.3 Buying real estate in Siggiewi? Our agents present to you the main selling points of the area

    Siggiewi, an old rural Maltese village in the Western District of Malta with first settlements dating back to the Neolithic period, is situated near Mdina, and its location on a plateau enables properties within and outside the village to enjoy beautiful views of Malta's landscape. Siggiewi has a unique character all of its own, detached as it is from other towns and villages. It is well known for its spacious piazza in front of the parish church, which is dedicated to St Nicholas. Siggiewi is also renowned for its old chapels and their historical and artistic characteristics. Another main attraction is Girgenti Palace, built in 1625 as the summer residence of Malta's inquisitor and now an official residence of the Prime Minister of Malta. Other popular locations all surrounded by lovely views and greenery are Ghar Lapsi, Ta' Kandja, Fawwara, ta' l-Gholja, and a number of valley areas. For any enquiries you may have regarding real estate in this area, be sure to contact Engel & Völkers whose portfolio here includes attractive houses, luxurious apartments, plots of land, Houses of Character, and palazzos.​

    Real Estate Siggiewi

    1.4 This is why Zebbug is an ideal surrounding for your upcoming property purchase

    Zebbug is one of Malta’s oldest towns in the Western District of Malta, still retaining its disarming beauty. It has become quite popular among Millennials who have quickly realized that this town has the perfect blend of Maltese village charm, an exciting nightlife and plenty of modern amenities nearby such as a fitness club, football and tennis to make it a comfortable and attractive place to liv e. While the town centre tends to be the focal point of Zebbug’s social life, the older parts of the town present some lovely winding streetscapes, with numerous devotional niches and humble traditional houses mixed in with the occasional palazzo. Its many churches and chapels are another main feature of the village, numbering no fewer than thirteen. If Zebbug is your kind of town, Engel & Völkers is your real estate agent for a great selection of apartments, Houses of Character, townhouses, and palazzos.​

    Real Estate Zebbug

    2. Buying land, houses and holiday properties: western Malta at a glance

    Similar to Malta’s other regions, the real estate market in western Malta has demonstrated very robust growth in recent years. Here as elsewhere, Malta’s rich history and charm, and its natural beauty are what clients are increasingly discovering, while at the same time recognizing the benefits of an investment in this region’s real estate market. This has generated a substantially increasing interest in and demand for spacious townhouses, villas, medieval Houses of Character, luxury apartments, penthouses, plots of land, and palazzos.

    Mdina comprises many buildings in the Baroque style with beautiful architectural features. As Mdina's population today is aging, historic palazzos and houses are available for purchase rather than apartments.

    The town centre of Rabat mainly consists of large terraced houses, Houses of Character and townhouses, with property prices on the higher end and ranging up to €5,000,000. For those with a lower budget and looking to live in central areas like Rabat, there are many new projects underway and buying an affordable apartment is an option.

    Siggiewi and Zebbug are highly sought after locations for residential properties. The most affordable apartments in Siggiewi and Zebbug form parts of new build projects, which are mainly found on the outskirts of each of the two villages. Apartments in Siggiewi range between €215,000 and €310,000, with prices in Zebbug between €185,000 and €550,000. Within the village cores, which are known as urban conservations areas (UCAs), these two locations are known for some of the most beautiful Houses of Character (between €290,000 and €1,200,000), townhouses (between €480,000 and €1,590,000) and palazzos (€4,5000,000 to €5,000,000) as well as unconverted houses and newly restored properties starting from €350,000.

    3. Engel & Völkers Malta – providing expert advice and know-how for buying real estate

    The best strategy when considering the purchase of real estate abroad is to consult the local experts. So whether you are interested in buying a spacious townhouse, a villa, a House of Character, a luxury apartment, penthouse, a plot of land, or a magnificent palazzo in western Malta, your local Engel & Völkers real estate agent is there to help you every step of the way to make your dream come true. 


    Our mission is complete customer satisfaction, and that is why we at Engel & Völkers Malta are committed to tailoring our real estate services to your individual wishes and ideas. Our many years of expertise as a result of marketing prime residential real estate, our extensive specialist knowledge gained in close collaboration with numerous clients as well as regular staff training qualifies Engel & Völkers Malta to provide the best possible basis for enabling its clients to make optimal real estate purchasing decisions in western Malta. Our multilingual real estate agents are there to explain in detail our extensive selection of prime properties in our portfolio. Equally important is that our close-knit network of contacts enables us to keep you up to date on the latest information about new listings and the current market situation. Our real estate agents are also there to give you the best possible professional support even if you want to sell or just rent a property.

    To arrange a free and non-binding meeting with us, simply call us at +30 2111055000 or fill out our contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.

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