Munxar is a small village in the south of Gozo island. It’s in between Sannat and the valley of picturesque Xlendi.
The patron saint of the village is St Paul. The devotion that the residents of this village have towards their patron saint is truly immense.
Similar to other small Gozitan villages, the village is the epitome of a closely-knit village community. This closeness reflects in the village motto which reads “Parvulus set munitus” meaning "Small but secure."
This old village is said to have first started to form as early as 1584! In 1790, statistics show that the tiny village only had 79 families living there.
This village makes a good base if you’d like to be close to beautiful Xlendi Bay but want to have the peace and tranquillity that this village offers. Xlendi is in fact just a stone’s throw away!
An interesting fact about this village is that originally, plans for the construction of its parish church were taking ages to implement. Until one day, a huge donation came in from siblings Lorenzo, Guzeppi and Maria Cassar. It is said that the plan was immediately finalized upon receipt of this donation. Work on the church started in 1914.
The parish church was finished some years later in 1921 and is dedicated to St Paul’s Shipwreck.
The beautiful titular statue of St. Paul is the work of Gozitan statuary Wistin Camilleri. The village feast is celebrated on the last Sunday of May.
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Accommodation in Munxar
The village is a favourite with those seeking to stay in a traditional farmhouse, so you’ll find quite a few Gozo farmhouses here.