Attractions

Attractions in Mqabba

1. Parish Church
Built in 1699 and restored after severe World War 2 damage in 1947, the church is dedicated to the Assumption of Our Lady, with its feast held annually on August 15th.
Address: Church Square
Contact Person: Parish Priest
Telephone No.: +356 2164 9306
Email: parrocca.mqabba@maltadiocese.org
Opening Hours: At times of Holy Mass – Sundays and Feast Days: 7:00 am, 8:30 am, 10:00 am, and 6:00 pm. Saturday Evenings: 6:00 pm in the winter and 6:30 pm in the summer. Weekdays: 6:30 am, 8:00 am, 6:00 pm during the winter and 6:30 pm during summer.


2. Our Lady of Sorrows Chapel
Originally dedicated to the Assumption of Our Lady when it was built in 1550, this chapel is very well kept. It was rebuilt in 1680 and henceforth dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrow.
Address: Our Lady of Sorrows Street
Contact Person: Parish Priest
Telephone No.: +356 2164 9306
Email: parrocca.mqabba@maltadiocese.org
Opening Hours: Daily for Adoration of Holy Eucharist


3. St Catherine Chapel
This church was erected in the place of two other churches (St Peter and St Catherine) in 1761.
Address: St Catherine Street
Contact Person: Parish Priest
Telephone No.: +356 2164 9306
Email: parrocca.mqabba@maltadiocese.org
Opening Hours: By appointment, contact the Parish Priest


4. St Basil Chapel
Perhaps the most important chapel in Mqabba, St Basil dates back to the 16th century and was enlarged on three occasions, the last part of which was finished in 1515. Victims of the plague were buried both inside the chapel and in its front yard.
Address: St Basil Street
Contact Person: Parish Priest
Telephone No.: +356 2164 9306
Email: parrocca.mqabba@maltadiocese.org
Opening Hours: Wednesday Mornings, during Caritas Group for Senior Citizens meeting.


5. St Michael Chapel
Originally built in 1550, the Chapel of St Michael was rebuilt in 1669. The square decorated stone on the front door is believed to be a remnant of the original chapel.
Address: St Basil Street
Contact Person: Parish Priest
Telephone No.: +356 2164 9306
Email: parrocca.mqabba@maltadiocese.org
Opening Hours: Wednesday Mornings as it is adjoined to St Basil chapel.


6. Cemetery
The cemetery is a recent project that was built to solely respect the ancestors of Mqabba’s residents.
Address: Kirkop Road
Opening Hours: During funerals and Sunday mornings.


7. Nazarene Chapel
Many years ago, builders were known as Mgħallmin masters. This chapel was built by Paul and his son Baskal Xuereb, who were good mgħallmin. Paul built the chapel in the cemetery and Baskal was involved with the erection of the new Parish Church reconstruction after it was destroyed in WW2.
Address: Kirkop Road
Opening Hours: Occasionally during funerals.


8. St Catherine Chapel
Address: Mqabba Road
Contact Person: Qrendi Parish Priest
Telephone No.: +356 2164 9395
Email: parrocca.mqabba@maltadiocese.org
Opening Hours: By appointment, contact Qrendi Parish Priest.


9. Mintna Catacombs
Found in 1860, the Paleo Christian catacombs are the most significant archaeological findings in Mqabba. The agape ritual table dominates the whole structure of this complex of underground tombs.
Address: Diamond Jubilee Square
Contact Person: Ms Suzannah Depasquale (Senior Curator)
Telephone No.: +356 2123 3871 /+356 2295 4000
Website: http://www.heritagemalta.org
Opening Hours: By appointment, contact Heritage Malta.


10. Old Hospital
The hospital was erected by the Knights of St John in the 18th Century to cure the victims of the pestilence and other diseases. The building was refurbished by the Mqabba Local Council and is now used as a community centre with regular courses, exhibitions, and public meetings organized by the Mqabba Local Council.
Address: St Innocent Street
Contact Person: Mayor /Executive Secretary
Telephone No.: +356 2168 0622 /+356 2701 3040
Email: mqabba.lc@gov.mt
Opening Hours: By appointment, contact Mqabba Local Council.


11. Vinċenti Tower
During the time of the Order of St John, Prior Orfeo de Vincenzo ordered the erection of this tower in 1726.
Address: Vinċenti Tower Street
Private residence, not open for the public but can be seen from outside.


Attractions not on the map

1. Wilġa Tower
Address: Ħal Farruġ Road, in the midst of a private field
Opening Hours: Structure can be viewed from the road.