Balzan Town House
A beautiful double-fronted corner TOWNHOUSE in an excellent location, just a minute’s walk from the main square and all village amenities. This property is full of original features and unique character including high ceilings, two original closed balconies, a ‘garigor’ leading from ground floor to roof, original doors and apertures and a large arched-ceiling basement. Layout comes in the form of a large attractive arched entrance hall, lounge/dinning area and a kitchen/breakfast room leading onto a private back garden with space for pool and entertaining area. Through the main stone staircase or the back spiral staircase (garigor) on the first floor level are 3 large bedrooms (2 of which have a Maltese closed balcony) and a main bathroom. Highly recommended.
The Three Villages
Attard, Balzan and Lija are popularly known as The Three Villages because of the many characteristic features they have in common.
Balzan, though relatively a small village, has an interesting history going back to the 14th Century. In the 16th century most of the dwelling houses were farmhouses. In 1655 Balzan was erected a separate parish from the larger parish Birkirkara of which it previously formed part. During the 17th and 18th centuries wealthy noble families started to settle in Balzan, building large houses in the older part of the village. Today, Balzan still retains the characteristics of a typical Maltese village with narrow winding streets and blind alleys that can still be seen in the older part and where one can admire the vernacular architecture.