Living in Rabat28 Nov 2017
Although often spoken in the same breath as the neighbouring city of Mdina, Rabat is a village that has plenty to offer in its own right. Buying a house in Rabat ensures you will be living in the midst of Malta’s rich history and architecture, whilst also having easy access to modern amenities including a variety of restaurants, cafes, museums and supermarkets.
A Medieval Maltese Village with Modern Comforts
The name ‘Rabat’ is derived from the Arabic word for suburb, as the village was to the old capital city Mdina. Today, however, Rabat is far bigger than Mdina, with a growing population that has inspired an influx of new business and residential developments. As an elegant mix of the old and the new, this steady modernisation has been added in keeping with the medieval charm throughout the town, with many old façades being kept as part of the new buildings. Rabat residents can therefore enjoy both the authenticity of a traditional Maltese village, as well as a comfortable and connected modern lifestyle.
Rich History and Architecture
History enthusiasts will also appreciate Rabat’s rich history visible throughout the village, as it also formed part of the ancient Roman city of Melite. Rabat is home to remnants of Bronze Age settlements and megaliths, as well as the famous St Paul and St Agatha underground catacombs which are a popular tourist attraction. Above ground, one can marvel at the beautiful architecture featured on the many monasteries, churches and medieval palazzos that line the streets throughout Rabat.
Living amongst this rich historical town and purchasing a slab of real estate in Rabat is almost like buying a part of the Maltese history.
Rabat’s central location in Malta makes it easy for residents to travel to much of the rest of the island, for work, shopping or sightseeing. A short drive to the north takes you to the busy towns of Sliema, Mosta and capital city Valletta, and to quieter towns of Dingli or Marsascala to the south.
Although it is an ever-growing and busy village, nature is still close at hand for those living in Rabat. A short walk away to the neighbouring ‘Silent City’ of Mdina, there are stunning panoramic views of Malta available from the city’s hilltop fortifications. Meanwhile the nearby woodland area of Buskett Gardens is one of Malta’s few forest areas, and is ideal for family picnics or a peaceful stroll.
Property for Sale in Rabat
There is a wide range of property for sale in Rabat, from spacious townhouses, villas and medieval houses of character with countryside views, to modern luxury apartments and penthouses in new residential developments. Whatever your budget or needs, JK Properties may guide you through all your options for buying your new home in Rabat.