Towns & Villages

ĦAL SAFI

40, Dar il-Kunsill, Triq l-Iskola, Ħal Safi, SFI 1404, Malta

Ħal Safi

Ħal Safi is a small, ancient parish nestling among larger village neighbours in the vicinity of the airport.

Its name means `pure' and as if by design rather than coincidence, the villagers here managed to avoid succumbing to the various epidemics that swept the Island from medieval times to the late 19th century. Ħal Safi's origins are straight from antiquity. The village has some fascinating examples of Moorish-style architecture.

Within the village limits are remains of what may have been a Roman villa. More discernible is the Roman watch tower of Ta' Gawhar.

Ħal Safi, although small, became a separate parish in 1598. Its church, dedicated to St. Paul, was built in 1744. The titular painting in the church is the work of Stefano Erardi, a well-known Maltese artist working at that time.


Discovering Malta & Gozo Through its People & Culture

A project initiated by the Ministry for Tourism, the Environment and Culture in 2011 has led to the development of a number of itineraries for villages and towns which are considered to be on the periphery with regard to mainstream tourism, but which nonethelss showcase the real and authentic experience of the Maltese Islands.

Ħal Safi was one of the localities included in the second set of itineraries and maps developed for this project.


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Contact Information

  • Contact: Safi Local Council
  • Phone: +356 21689168
  • Phone: +356 21689796
  • Fax: +356 21640290

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