Mgarr is home to the beautiful and picturesque harbour that welcomes you to this fascinating island. The harbour is the point of arrival for ferries from Malta operated by the Gozo Channel.
At the harbour, you will see countless colourful luzzu boats with the good-luck sign of the eye of Osiris. The eye is painted on the prows of these boats which are often named after saints. Mgarr is still the most active fishing village in Gozo. The harbour is also equipped with a modern yacht marina.
Something that will definitely catch your eye as soon as you arrive at Mgarr’s harbour is the village’s church. Unlike many churches in both Malta and Gozo, this church does not have a baroque design. It’s a Neogothic church.
Work on this church started in 1924 but due to lack of funds it was not completed until the 1970s! Mgarr’s church is dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes and it’s located at the top of a hill overlooking the harbour. In the harbour you will also find many boat trip operators providing half or full day trips around Gozo and Comino.
Mgarr is also home to some of the finest restaurants in Gozo.