For many years the people of Mgarr had asked for the church in their small village to become their parish church as the closest one was the one in Mosta, too far away. When their wish was granted in 1989 a new church was built and completed in 1946, the Parish Church of the Assumption.
Mgarr became a parish at the beginning of the 20th century. The church is dedicated to St. Mary and has a unique oval dome that is one of the largest in the world. Funds to build this church were collected from the sale of more than 300,000 eggs, and a huge number of poultry and animals. This shows the great devotion that the villagers have towards the Blessed Virgin, whose festa is celebrated annually on the Sunday following August 15th. The church stands on high ground and offers spectacular views. The town centre hosts several narrow streets with old houses, while modern buildings have been recently added to the village.
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