As the Gozo ferry approaches, Mgarr is the first charming sight of Gozo you get when you arrive at the Mgarr ferry terminal from the island of Malta. On one side stands Fort chambray, constructed by the Knights of the Order of St. John in 1749, while the church dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes is a prominent landmark overlooking the harbour. To the right, the terraced fields slope slowly into to the sea. Coming out of the terminal you are welcomed by a beautiful piece of mosaic art made of glass and ceramic while in front of the main entrance is the statue of Three Graces installed by EcoGozo as part of a public art initiative in July 2016.
Mgarr is one of the most important fishing villages of the island, providing the best shelter for the local fishing boats. It also hosts a yacht marina and has a lovely waterfront promenade served with some high quality seafood restaurants and bars, the ambience making for a delightful dining experience. Taking a walk alongside the promenade you will pass the monument of the last surviving dgħajsa tal-latini (luzzu boat with sails) in Gozo. Further on there is yet another monument – a memorial to the tragedy to when twenty four people lost their lives in 1948 when a luzzu sank off Ħondoq ir-Rummien.