On the 15th of December, Heritage Malta is inviting the general public to a guided walk around Żurrieq to discover some of these intriguing locations. Żurrieq was inhabited since the Bronze Age by a relatively large population and the village offers a number of interesting sites which date to different periods
This heritage trial will commence next to the Xarolla Windmill which was built by Grandmaster Manoel de Vilhena in 1724. In 1992, this windmill was restored to its original working order. In 2000, this building was passed over to be administered by the Żurrieq Local Council and the location now serves also as a cultural centre.
Close to this windmill, one also finds several Paleo-Christian tombs which is currently being excavated. They contain some architectural features that are rarely found in similar tombs on the island.
The tour will proceed to the oldest part of the village where particular historical features and buildings will be identified. The walk will go past the parish church, the armoury, Mattia Preti’s residence and various palaces.
A coffee break will be served at one of the local band clubs. The walk will be taken at a leisurely pace however participants are advised to wear comfortable shoes.
Meeting place and time: Independence monument in Floriana at 8.45am
Return to Floriana will be at approximately 1pm and transport will be included in the price.
Ticket prices: Adults €12 and Seniors/Students/Children and Heritage Malta members €10.
Tickets are available from all Heritage Malta museums and sites as well as online.
Further information is available on the Heritage Malta website.