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Originally built by Grandmaster Manoel de Vilhena in 1724, the windmill has been beautifully restored to its original working order. It is now the only functioning windmill on the Maltese islands. You can visit the miller's workshop, the miller's...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
9 Saint Andrew's Road, Zurrieq, Island of Malta ZRQ 2411, Malta
If you go to the Ggantija temples, the entry to the windmill is included, which is nice. Only the windmill has shorter operating hours - last entry 16.30. Looks nice, though I didn't not get there in time to enter.
We were staying in Zurrieq and so it was easy for us to walk along and have a quick look. It is only open on Saturday and Sunday mornings and that did not suit us but we took a few photos and had a look....More
From the outside of this pretty building and I thought this would be a pleasant experience before returning to the nearby HOHO stop.
Sadly the inflexible and mildly rude attitude of the staff and their inability of been able to coordinate with fellow tourist staff...More
The Xarolla Windmill is one of only two on the islands that still have sails and blades. Out of these two, it's the only one that can still grind corn. It was also built back in 1724 by the Knights of Saint John.
If ever you are close to the village of Zurrieq, don't miss to have a look at this old windmill which dates back to the time of the Knights of Malta. Various Grandmasters of the Order built up several windmills to make use of one...More