Towns & Villages


7, Triq il-Knisja, Qrendi, QRD 1103, Malta


Qrendi is a small village located in the southwest of Malta, near the villages of Mqabba and Żurrieq.

Qrendi was a habited site since antiquity. Within the bounds of the village one can find the magnificent temples (UNESCO World Heritage sites) of Mnajdra and Ħaġar Qim, which date back to about 3800 B.C. As with other Copper Age remains, these rank among the oldest free-standing structures in the World. Remains of shaft graves, field catacombs, and other archaeological evidence further testify to ancient habitation in the area.

During World War II, Qrendi and its surroundings hosted a number of garrisons of British forces in preparation for action against Rommel's forces in North Africa; Qrendi also became the site of an airstrip built for the Allied invasion of Sicily - this in now predominantly farmland, but some of the buildings and the line of the runway can still be found to the north of the village.

Qrendi chagned considerably in recent year, with modern housing rising round its outskirts. Nevertheless much of the "old" village core remains intact and is well worth a visit.

The little harbour of Wied iż-Żurrieq, from where one can take a short boat trip to the famous Blue Grotto, also falls within the confines of Qrendi.

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.

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







Itinerary and Map

Contact Information

  • Contact: Qrendi Local Council
  • Phone: +356 21680404
  • Phone: +356 21689986
  • Fax: +356 21640524

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