Ta’ Xbiex Apartment
A corner seafront APARTMENT forming part of this exclusive residential block, having an impressive lobby and one of the very few blocks that offer a concierge service. Property enjoys stunning views of the Marina and Valletta bastions. Accommodation layout is spread on approx. 330m2 and a large 40m2 front terrace, also having its own private side entrance. Accommodation comprises a welcoming entrance, a large sitting/dining area leading onto the front terrace, fully equipped kitchen/breakfast, study, 3 double bedrooms (master bedroom with walk in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom), 2 other bathrooms, utility room and a good sized back yard. The property is finished to high standards, with marble flooring, fully air conditioned, includes a surround system, CCTV camera, alarm system and an underlying car space.
Ta’ Xbiex is located on a small headland inside Marsamxett Harbour, between Msida and Gzira. It is located just opposite the harbour’s entrance, facing east to where the sun rises over the horizon. Some say this geographical position facing the sunrise (Tbexbix) gives Ta’ Xbiex its name, while others attribute it to the fishing nets (Xbiek) prevalent in this former fishing village. The motto of Ta ‘Xbiex is ‘Unita tae Fortiori’ in Latin, which in Maltese roughly means, ‘In Unity is Strength.’
While fishing boats are still seen in the area, today the main connection that Ta’ Xbiex has with the sea is part of the Yacht Marina which lies on the Valletta side, with the Black Pearl galley, today a restaurant, dominating it. In addition Ta’ Xbiex has become home to a number of ship chandler service industries, boat supplies shops and also insurance and law firms, although it is most famous for the large number of foreign embassies housed in its magnificent buildings along the coast. Among others, one can find the Embassies of Egypt, Greece, Ireland, France, the Australian High Commission and the British High commission.