Attractions

Attractions in Safi

1. Shelters
These shelters were previously used in World War 2.
Contact person: Safi Local Council
Telephone: +356 21689168
Email: safi.lc@gom.com
Opening hours: by appointment, contact Safi Local Council


2. Parish Church
The Safi Parish Church, dedicated to the Conversion of St. Paul was built on the initiative of Parish Priest Guzeppi Caruana. Construction work started in 1727 and was completed in 1744. This Doric style church comprises of 8 altars, a dome and a steeple. The church was consecrated on the 10th of October 1784 by Bishop V. Labini.
Contact person: Safi Parish Church
Telephone: +356 21649223
Opening hours: 7.30am – 8.30am and 6.00pm – 7.00pm or by appointment, contact Safi Parish Church


3. Ta’ Amparell
Ta’ Amparell is a site where British soldiers were stationed during the World War 2. These barracks have been replaced by modern buildings.
Contact person: Safi Local Council
Telephone: +356 21689168
Email: safi.lc@gom.com
Opening hours: contact Safi Local Council


4. Sir Alexander Ball’s Garden (Gnien Sir Alexander Bell)
This used to be one of Sir Alexander Ball’s favourite gardens, during the period when the British came to Malta after the French left the island. It was recently restored by the Local Council and is mainly used for recreation.
Contact person: Safi Local Council
Telephone: +356 21689168
Email: safi.lc@gom.com
Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 9.00am – 3.00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8.00am – 4.00pm


5. Ta’ Gawhar Tower and Tal-Liebru Caves
The Ta’Gawhar Tower was erected by Romans as part of a line of defence. It was destroyed by fire, but fared even worse due to irresponsible excavation. Near the tower are the Tal-Liebru Caves. These form a hypogeum dating back to the Phoenician times. There was a time when it was also used as a Christian Catacomb.
Contact person: Safi Local Council
Telephone: +356 21689168
Email: safi.lc@gom.com
Opening hours: contact Safi Local Council


6. The Palace
Next to the Parish Church, this Palace was built during the times of the Knights of St. John. Today, it is used as a political club.
Contact person: Safi Local Council
Telephone: +356 21689168
Email: safi.lc@gom.com
Opening hours: 9.00am – 12.00pm (Sundays only) or by appointment, contact Safi Local Council


7. Apiary
The apiary is a place where bees and beehives are kept and raised for their honey.
Contact Person: Dr. Ing Louis Montebello
Address: Tas-Siġra, St. Paul Str.
Email: Louis.montebello@maltanet.net, honeybees.maltaexpo.com
Telephone: +356 21682058, +356 79682058
Opening hours: contact Dr. Ing Louis Monetebello


8. Villino Vella
The construction of Villino Vella was finished in 1926, but it was damaged by bombs during the war. Nowadays, Dominican Nuns live in it.
Contact Person: Safi Local Council
Telephone: +356 21689168
Email: safi.lc@gom.com
Opening hours: contact Safi Local Council


9. Dejma Cross
The Stone Cross was erected in the 17th Century, probably to mark the village boundary. There was a time when the Dejma soldiers (local militia) used to gather there and from the same spot important edicts were read out to the people of Safi.
Contact person: Safi Local Council
Telephone: +356 21689168
Email: safi.lc@gom.com
Opening hours: public place, so can be seen at any time


10. St. Mary’s Church
St. Mary’s Church is in a small square adjacent to the Stone Cross and Gollcher Palace. The original church was already in existence prior to the Great Siege of 1565. It was rebuilt and construction work on the present church was finished in 1764. Every year, the feast of the Assumption is celebrated in it.
Contact person: Safi Local Council
Telephone: +356 21689168
Email: safi.lc@gom.com
Tlephone: +356 21649223
Opening hours: 8.00am – 12.00pm and 3.00pm – 6.00pm or by appointment


11. Gollcher Palace
The Gollcher Palace is so named because several years ago it belonged to Gollcher family. This palace was built during the times of the Knights of St. John. Today, part of the building is being used as the Police Station.
Contact person: Safi Local Council
Telephone: +356 21689168
Email: safi.lc@gom.com
Private Residence


12. Xarolla Catacombs
The catacombs consist of complex tombs and small catacombs dating back the early Christian period. Some of the tombs have ornamental rock-cut pilasters decorating the entrances. Many were discovered in 1926 and 1936 during service trenching works being carried out in the area.
Contact person: Safi Local Council
Telephone: +356 21689168
Email: safi.lc@gom.com
Opening hours: public place, so can be seen at any time


13. Roman Wall
Half way along Zurrieq Road, there is a Roman Wall, which probably once formed part of a Roman farm or villa.
Contact person: Safi Local Council
Telephone: +356 21689168
Email: safi.lc@gom.com
Opening hours: public place, so can be seen at any time


14. Gnien Dun Karm Vella
Contact person: Safi Local Council
Telephone: +356 21689168
Email: safi.lc@gom.com
Opening hours: public place, open 24/7


15. Gnien 13 Ta ’April
Contact person: Safi Local Council
Telephone: +356 21689168
Email: safi.lc@gom.com
Opening hours: public place, open 24/7


16. Blacksmith
This experienced blacksmith invites the customers to view the progress of his work with horses and the different types of horseshoes he produces.
Contact details: +356 79059783
Please call before visiting
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Saturday: 6.30am – 12.00a