‘Popeye Village Malta‘, the Film Set of the 1980 Musical Production “Popeye”, also known as ‘Popeye Village’ today is one of Malta’s major tourist attractions. The film set was constructed in Anchor Bay during the last 7 months of 1979.
Located at Anchor Bay, 3 kilometres from the village core of Mellieħa, Malta.
To construct this authentic wooden village, tree trunk logs were trailered overland from Holland, and wood shingles, used in the construction of the roof tops, were imported all the way from Canada. A 165 international construction crew consumed eight tons of nails and two thousand gallons of paint to finish off this massive Set.
Popeye Village is open to the public seven days a week and, apart from the film set itself, has a number of family attractions for the visitor to experience.
There are shows, rides and museums, as well as play houses where children can climb and explore the village.
Each hour on days when the weather permits, visitors can enjoy a twenty-minute boat trip around Anchor Bay where one can photograph the scenery and view Popeye Village from the sea.