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View of Buġibba
View of Buġibba
Buġibba is located in Malta
Coordinates: 35°56′57″N 14°24′42″E / 35.94917°N 14.41167°E / 35.94917; 14.41167Coordinates: 35°56′57″N 14°24′42″E / 35.94917°N 14.41167°E / 35.94917; 14.41167
Country  Malta
Region Northern Region
District Northern District
Local council St. Paul's Bay
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code SPB
Dialing code 356

Buġibba (pronounced bu-jibb-buh) is a zone within St. Paul's Bay in the Northern Region, Malta. It is situated adjacent to Qawra, and it is a popular tourist resort, containing numerous hotels, restaurants, pubs, clubs, and a casino.


During the Tarxien phase of Maltese prehistory, a small temple was built in what is now Buġibba. The temple was excavated between the 1920s and 1950s, and it is now located in the grounds of a hotel.[1]

In around 1715, the Order of St. John built Buġibba Battery as part of a series of fortifications defending Malta's coastline. Today, only remains of its foundations and ditch have survived.[2]

In the 1960s, Buġibba began to see rapid development, and it is now a popular tourist resort. It is especially popular with students who go to Malta to learn English. The town's main highlight is the main square, which is located along the promenade. The area is full of nightclubs, bars and restaurants.[3]

Bugibba is a summer residence for the President Emeritus, George Abela, and Ex-Prime Minister & President Emeritus Dr. Edward Fenech Adami.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Bugibba Temple" (PDF). National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands. 30 March 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Buġibba Battery" (PDF). National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands. 28 June 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Bugibba and Qawra, Malta: Ideal Summer Resorts". CheapMalta.net. 28 April 2011. Archived from the original on 21 November 2012.