San Gwann

Little Town Blues

San Gwann is a central little town that links Sliema and St. Julian’s with Gzira, Birkirkara and Naxxar.

The San Gwann suburb is mostly made up of relatively modern buildings. However, the few scattered archaeological remains found in the region suggest that San Ġwann has an ancient history which is woven into the national history of Malta.

The oldest remains of human development in the locality are the cart ruts foundclose to Sant Andrija zone.  These deep grooves cut into the rocks originate from Neolithic times when tools did not as yet exist and their use is still a mystery.

There are a number of old little chapels some with very interesting histories and stories of miraculous cures taking place.

There is also an underground flour mill dating from 1954.  This flour mill was dug out after the second world war in order to store grain for the population in case of conflict as the Maltese Islands depended mostly on imported food particularly grain that provided the main staple diet.

San Gwann’s central location, combined with its beautiful villa areas and terraced houses have made it popular with the middle class population of the island.

San Gwann has seen a rise in the number of service industries, IT facilities and English language schools. There is a lively town centre with all kinds of shops, supermarkets, banks, offices, bars and cafes, and a post office.  It has it’s own football club, village band club and also a bocci club, (a sport similar to the French Petanque.)

From here the new teaching hospital Mater Dei and the university are easily reached on foot. Public transport connects San Gwann with Sliema, St. Julian’s, Birkirkara and Valletta, all only a short ride away.  A main bus station next to the University of Malta and Mater Dei hospital offers direct routes to most parts of the Island.

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