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Xarolla Windmill

9 Saint Andrew's Road, Zurrieq, Island of Malta ZRQ 2411, Malta
+356 2168 9111
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a trip back in time !

been there last year and it was a wonderful day to visit , all very well kept and explained ! a... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
JVServices
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Zurrieq, Malta
interesting but not worth visiting when not open

We were staying in Zurrieq and so it was easy for us to walk along and have a quick look. It is... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Rory M
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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 family residence on the first floor and the fully functioning milling room at the very top of the windmill. Guided tours in various languages can be arranged on Saturdays and Sundays (mornings only) and by appointment during weekdays.
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9 Saint Andrew's Road, Zurrieq, Island of Malta ZRQ 2411, Malta
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

been there last year and it was a wonderful day to visit , all very well kept and explained ! a must see

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Reviewed 4 July 2017

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

Thank Rory M
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

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

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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

love it.its good to visit especially for tourist .we usually go for a walk and always take photos.brialliant

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Authentic, historical still able to funcion in its original way, highly restored and professionally kept and taken care by a son of a miller.

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Reviewed 7 January 2017

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. These facts...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2016

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

Thank orestemifsud
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Originally built by Grandmaster Manoel de Vilhena in 1724, the windmill has been beautifully restored to its original working order. There you will find the curator Mr. George Sammut who is a walking encyclopaedia. You can visit the miller's workshop, the miller's family residence on...More

1  Thank Cricketman_10
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

I joined a private half day tour organised by another member of the Roll Call for the Celebrity Constellation cruise ship which called in Malta over the Assumption of Mary public holidays. The tour also included the Blue grotto and Tarxien temples. Living in the...More

1  Thank dutchclogs
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

This windmill is only two streets away from my residence and I pass from here every day. It has been restored to its natural glory. One can visit the windmill even from the inside within opening days/hours.

1  Thank Martin S
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