Maltese village squares are beautiful things. They’re majestic, quaint, serene and inviting. They’re what make places instantly recognisable to anyone who doesn’t live in them, and what makes them home for the people who do.
Here’s a small selection of some of our favourite village squares.
Complete with the picturesque steps leading into the pjazza.
The embodiment of tranquility (apart from that one week in winter).
All roads lead to Siġġiewi – or least that’s how you feel when you descend into it’s pretty square.
A large square that’s brimming with village pride.
Perched on a raised plinth, the Sannat church makes its village square so majestic.
A village centre that’s full of architectural character.
Sun-soaked and sloping – it’s the perfect square for leisurely lounging.
When a square is this beautiful and encircled by fenkati restaurants, it comes damn close to perfection.
This sleepy pjazza is an all time favourite escape from the island density.
The dramatic approach to this village square through a swerving hill is enough to make it a favourite. Stunning courtyards, steps, and buildings also have something to do with it.
The Xewkija church is so beautiful that it’s hard for this village square to be anything but amazing.