The windmill dates all the way back to the 18th century.
Zurrieq’s Xarolla windmill is finally fully restored and ready to open its doors for all that that wish to visit once again.
The windmill experienced extensive damage during a storm in March of 2022.
Six 30-feet poles had to be replaced together with the beam and the vents amongst other structures within the windmill.
Built in the 18th century, the windmill served as a means of living for the many families living nearby. It used to grind wheat, maize, roasted beans (ful) and it would also grind a mixture of wheat and barley.
Nowadays, it can be enjoyed by tourists and locals alike who wish to visit in Zurrieq.
It was aptly named ‘Xarolla’ as the windmill is found in a place commonly referred to as ‘ix-Xagħra l-għolja’. Xarolla then soon become the shortened version of such a name.
Will you be visiting?