Ta' Kola Windmill
Ta' Kola Windmill
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Ta' Kola Windmill in Xaghra, Gozo, is one of the few surviving windmills on the Maltese Islands dating back to the Knights' Period. Its origins go back to 1725 during the magistracy of Grand Master Manoel de Vilhena (1722-36). Nowadays, the windmill houses one of the largest known collections of tools, some of which were manufactured by the last miller who lived inside the mill. The site offers a glimpse into the traditional rural life of the locals during the past centuries.
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Ronald R
Stromness, UK309 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
This is an interesting and informative attraction, where we live we several different types of watermill. This was intriguing to see the similarities and the differences between the two different power sources. It has a good display on the last miller and his accomodation, then it moves onto the operation of the mill itself. This looks like one of the last complete windmill of this traditional Malta style mills.

We bought the combined ticket which allows entry to the nearby Ggantija temples as well, both are Heritage Malta sites. We also used the Malta Discount Card which gave us half price admission. The Heritage Malta card gives free entry to most of there sites but does cost more, worth checking them out at before the start of your hols.
Written 20 November 2023
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MarpleTraveller
Marple, UK1,454 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This is a beautiful windmill which has been fully restored and is open to visitors. It is very close to the centre of Xaghra and the other attractions. It is easily accessible by bus from both Victoria and Mgarr. The site is in the care of Heritage Malta. The inside shows life as it would have been. It has very steep steps to get to the mechanics which drive the mill but it is worth the effort.
Written 29 October 2023
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roermobl
Hampshire, UK97 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Interesting little place to visit. It doesn't take long to go round, but there are plenty of exhibits and informative signs. The windmill itself is very picturesque and you can climb all the way up the stairs inside!
Written 14 August 2023
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Jessieafm
Aveiro, Portugal25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
I came to this region after the ggantija temples that are just across the street. I was so disappointed with the temples that when I came across the windmill it was such a breath of fresh air! It was a little surprise! Literally.. It is really small, but super well conserved and really cute! Definitely worth the visit!
Written 15 June 2023
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smrgeog
Vancouver, Canada2,531 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
An attractive windmill close to the temples in Xaghra. Inside is a small museum run by Heritage Malta and admission is 5€. My suggestion is to get a Heritage Malta pass which will cover multiple sites and you can save some money.

It was an informative visit as to how things are grown and how bread is made. There is also rooms to demonstrate life inside one of these windmills. Worth the visit. buses go here and parking in Xaghra is not too bad.
Written 7 June 2023
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Faithfultraveler
Halifax, Canada1,640 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Ta’ Kola Windmill in ix-Xagħra, Gozo, is one of the few surviving windmills on the Maltese Islands dating back to the Knights’ Period. Its origins go back to 1725. The windmill’s name Ta’ Kola comes from the last miller, who was popularly known as Żeppu ta’ Kola (Joseph, son of Nikola).
Written 5 April 2023
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June A
Surrey, UK2,734 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
As others have said this place is surprisingly roomy once you get inside. A stones throw from the Ggantija Temples it is one of several windmills on the island but by far the best preserved.
Written 22 January 2023
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mrc282
World8,640 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
there are several windmills in malta but some have lost its blades. this is one of the better preserved ones. the interior is surprisingly large.

get a combo ticket that also allows you to visit the Ggantija Temple
Written 13 January 2023
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HolidaymakerfromHove
Brighton and Hove, UK2,312 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Only seen from the road as we passed by but a lovely working windmill. Reminded us of a recent visit to Mykonos.
Written 30 October 2022
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Yeah Katerina
Trieste, Italy15 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
The windmill is beautiful, BUT we could only see it from outside as the custodian woman didn’t let us in, despite it being open and is being on time. We arrived there at 16:30 after visiting the nearby Ggantija temples (highly recommended), with the same ticket it was possible to visit the Windmill. However, the custodian quite rudely (she seemed annoyed by our presence) told us that we can only do a quick look downstairs and couldn’t go upstairs as she had to close (!?). When we pointed out that when purchasing the ticket we’ve been told that the windmill closes at 17 she said no, it’s 16:30, we said ok, went outside and looked at the timetable which said LAST ADMISSION 16:30, closes at 17, when i pointed that out to the custodian she started arguing that 16:30 was the closing time 😅, i tried saying that we were there in time at 16:30 indeed for the last admission, but she kept insisting that she couldn’t let us in as she had to close at 17. The whole thing can be seen in probably 15 minutes, so her argument was simply ridiculous, but it was pointless to argue, so we left.
Written 10 October 2022
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