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Things to do in Qrendi

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Historic Site
“Located about six miles (9.5 km) south of Valletta is the small town of Qrendi. The two megalithic complexes of Hagar Qim and Mnajdra are situated close to the coast about 500 meters apart. Hagar Qim and Mnajdra are fascinating World Heritage Sites that date back to the Ggantija Phase (3600-3200 BC). The society responsible for the construction of both temple sites is often referred to as the ‘temple builders.’ Little is known about these people, other than they most likely came from modern-day Sicily and lived peacefully as hunter-gatherers.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Historic Site
“ Open air museum. This is a must. The oldest neolithic temples in the world. UNESCO World Heritage site.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“On the coast of southwestern Malta, near the towns of Qrendi and Zurrieg, is the heralded natural wonder, the Blue Grotto. It is not just one, but a entire labyrinth of several sea caverns that provoke awe and wonder in all who see them. The caves were formed from gradual seawater erosion of the natural rock. The Blue Grotto is the largest in the cave complex and is one of the most iconic images of Malta.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Cave
“Found in the South of Malta, I would recommend taking one of the boat tours and exploring all of the caves.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Nature
“A boat experience of your life to immerse in a colourful show within the Blue Grotto zone !!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Village
“Fantastic views of the cliffs, caves, and crystal clear blue Grotto. Takes 20-25 minutes. Short wait to fill up the boat. Visit in the morning so you can appreciate the vibrant blue and turquoise water. Sit on the sides of the boat to get best views. Can take a 5 minuet taxi to Hagar Qim temples after. Also there is a good restaurant for pizza located above the Blue Grotto.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Zurrieq is the largest village in the southern area of the Maltese islands, and probably one of the oldest hosting one of the original medieval Parish Churches. Most of the village survives from way back in the time before the arrival of the Knights and provides an insight into pre-baroque Malta. The village is near some spectacular coastline - the picturesque, tiny harbour of Wied iz-Zurrieq at the end of a rugged valley. From the harbour, you can take a short boat trip to the Blue Grotto, a series of natural, sea-level caves, and a local beauty spot. From here you have a beautiful direct view point of the Island of Filfla. Zurrieq and the surrounding area are rich in archaeological and historic sites, including several ancient chapels, a Roman tower, Punic tombs and a strange, free-standing room with an Egyptian cornice - possibly part of a temple of Melqart mentioned by Ptolemy, the 2nd century Greek geographer and astronomer. The chapels at Hal-Millieri, on the fringes of Zurrieq, were built between the 14th and 16th centuries; in one you can still see the original medieval frescoes. Like most other villages the locals take much pride in organizing the Village Festa which is usually held on July 16 and on 3rd September.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 4 locals recommend
Route
“Visit Luxol Sport Complex and play a game of basketball Luxol Sports Club is a central and convenient complex to play basketball in Malta due to its location in Pembroke. The Club, built on more than 15,000 square metres provides excellent playing surface and facilities, which apart from basketball, also offers football pitches and handball courts. After your basketball game, you can watch sports on TV and have dinner in the Luxol Sports Bar and Restauran”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“it is a valley which leads to the clear blue sea. The trek involves some scrambling and walking on uneven ground but the nature is astounding”
  • 1 local recommends
Seafood Restaurant
$$$
“Incredible restaurant. Highly recommended. Difficult to find a spot so best give them a call ahead of time! Well worth it. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
Restaurant
$$
“Italian seafood restaurant. Stunning views of the sea from the roof. My personal favourites are the calamari trio cooked in three styles and the steak. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“you need to take a doctor's prescription but the usual over the counter stuff is available too”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Incredible restaurant. Highly recommended. Difficult to find a spot so best give them a call ahead of time! Well worth it. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Italian seafood restaurant. Stunning views of the sea from the roof. My personal favourites are the calamari trio cooked in three styles and the steak. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Local restaurant just round the corner! Has awesome pizza, pasta, burgers, rabbit and local food! They often have a seafood special!”
  • 1 local recommends

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