Following the 11th Anniversary of its inception, which was celebrated last weekend, Il-Ħaġar Museum and Community Cultural Centre in Victoria’s Pjazza San Ġorġ continues with its rich programme of events. On Saturday 2nd March 2024 the Museum will be hosting a recital by Noel Beck (clarinet), Fiorella Camilleri (flute) and Anne Marie Podestà (harp). The trio will be performing works by Shostakovich, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Faure, Bizet, and others. The Concert starts at 19:30 and, as is the Museum’s democratic policy, entrance is free. Seat reservations are recommended by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This recital forms part of the initiative Easter in Gozo organised by the Ministry for Gozo and Planning and is supported by the Cultural Heritage Directorate within the same Ministry. The audience can enjoy this evening of music while surrounded by the works of the current exhibition Unknown Prescription where paintings and photography by Maltese artists Mario Abela, Charles Balzan, and Justin Falzon “dialogue with artefacts” from Il-Ħaġar’s permanent collection. This exhibition remains open until Sunday 14th April 2024. The Museum is also currently exhibiting Joseph Vella’s works for woodwind until Tuesday 19th March 2024 in commemoration of the 6th Anniversary of his passing.
Experience Gozo like a local. Learn everything you need to know about Gharb, Gozo.
Getting to Gharb
Gharb is located at the westernmost point of Gozo Island, the far opposite end to the ferry. Famous for its pretty architecture and quaint streets, the pretty square is always a sight for sore eyes. It offers a small selection of bars and restaurants and is minutes from the eye-catching Dwejra Bay and Inland Sea. Also a stones throw from Ta Pinu. Gharb takes approximately 20 minutes from the Gozo Ferry Terminal by car and is well connected by bus. Take route 301 from the ferry to Victoria then the 312 to Gharb.
Staying In Gharb
Staying in Gharb makes sense if you love quiet, walking in nature, and taking in picturesque streets and architecture. The traditional village square is a beautiful place to sit, eat and drink. There are plenty of BnBs Farmhouses and villas in the area and you will get more space for your money here. See our favourites below.
If you are in Gharb turn left and you will meet Dwejra and The Inland Sea, turn right and you will find Wied Il Mielah and Wied Il Ghasri – a small, off-the-beaten-track place to swim and rest. It is located at the bottom of some steps, so be prepared to walk. Discover the ultimate list of Gozo’s beaches here.
The Best Of Gharb
Check out accommodation, cool places to eat and drink, plus must-see sights in Gharb. Bookmark this page if you’re visiting us soon as we update it often – and get in touch if you would like us to curate your island experience.
Eat & Drink In Gharb
Things To Do And See In Gharb
Visit Ta’ Dbiegi Crafts Village.
The Ta’ Dbieġi crafts village is located in Għarb. Once having served as soldiers’ quarters for the British military service, the Ta’ Dbieġi crafts village now houses Gozo’s finest artisans offering hand-made products, workshops and private sessions.
Visit Ta Pinu
The National Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of Ta’ Pinu is a Roman Catholic church located in the village of Gharb. It is well worth a proper visit and you can easily spend a few hours exploring and around this amazing building.
A The Little Boat Trip
Take a little boat trip, and we mean little – through the cave at The Inland Sea. For under €5, you can be taken through this natural wonder out to the open sea and back again. You can even take ice cream with you!
Accommodation In Gharb
Don’t miss these 5 things to see and do in Gharb
- Walk to Ta Gurdan Lighthouse.
- Take a Self-Drive Quad Tour. There are so many off-road places to explore.
- Hike your way around the cliff edges – you will find numerous trails if you look hard enough.
- Take a Tuk Tuk Guided Tour around the island.
- Book in for a retreat at Amchara.
- Take a yoga class with Michelle Bartolo Yoga
- Did you know that Gharb was used as the set of the Madame Blanc Mysteries? If you sit in the square you will perhaps recognise some of the scenes.