Properties in Attard

History of Attard

Attard, nestled in the central region of Malta, stands as a beacon of history and tradition. The town’s journey through time is marked by the magnificent Attard Palace, built in the late 17th century as the residence of Grandmaster Antoine de Paule. Its baroque architecture, complemented by enchanting gardens, encapsulates the grandeur of an era gone by. Another testament to Attard’s rich heritage is St. Mary’s Church, dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, renowned for its ornate interior and imposing bell tower. The Wignacourt Museum, named after Grandmaster Alof de Wignacourt, houses an extensive collection of art and historical artifacts, offering a deep dive into the Maltese history that shapes Attard.

What to do and see in Attard

Attard serves as a cultural hub with an array of activities catering to all. The weekly Attard Market, teeming with local delicacies and vibrant life, is a focal point for experiencing the town’s local charm. Nature enthusiasts will find solace in the scenic walking trails, especially the route to Wied il-Luq Parish, offering breathtaking valley views. Beyond the natural beauty, Attard’s soul pulsates through its cultural events. The town burgeons with festivity during the Feast of St. Mary on August 15 and the lively Attard Carnival in February, showcasing the vibrant spirit of the community.

Types of properties in Attard

The real estate landscape in Attard mirrors the town’s peaceful ethos and historical depth. Properties range from traditional townhouses boasting intricate Maltese architecture to modern villas and apartments providing contemporary comfort. The balance between the old and the new makes Attard a unique place to call home, catering to a broad spectrum of preferences, whether one seeks the tranquility of a historical residence or the convenience of modern living.

FAQs About Attard

  • What are the best things to do in Attard?
    Exploring Attard Palace, visiting St. Mary’s Church, and immersing in the natural beauty and cultural events of the town top the list.
  • How do I get to Attard from Valletta?
    Attard is conveniently accessible via bus (No. 51, 52, or 53) or a short 20-minute car drive from Valletta.
  • What is the population of Attard?
    Attard is a close-knit community with a population of approximately 6,500.
  • What are the best restaurants in Attard?
    Noteworthy dining spots include Il-Birzebbugia, La Vigna, and La Palomba, each offering a distinct taste of local and international cuisine.
  • Is Attard a good place to retire?
    Yes, its serene ambiance combined with a rich cultural tapestry and access to amenities, make Attard an ideal retirement haven.

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