Urban Conservation Area: Attard
Attard is a village located near the centre of the island of Malta, with a population of around 10,000. Together with Balzan and Lija, it forms what is known as "The Three Villages". Attard became a parish in 1499. Notable places of interest include San Anton Palace and botanical gardens, the national stadium, national park and "Crafts Village" at Ta' Qali. Attard is traditionally known for its flower gardens and citrus orchards, As a municipality with its own local government structure since 1994, Attard covers a surface area of about seven square kilometres. During the 1980's, Attard experienced a boost in development. Most modern houses were constructed post-1980 but towards the village center, close to St. Mary's church, one will encounter quite a number of converted farmhouses, recognizable through their wooden doors and flat, rustic roofs. The village is also abundant with many public gardens which are well maintained.