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Church of St. John The Baptist

| Ufficju Parrokjali Pjazza San Gwann Battista, Xewkija, Island of Gozo, Malta
+356 2155 6793
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Come and explore the beauty that lies within this church. Learn about the history of the church and also about the transfer of another small 17th century church which was on the same site of the modern church today. Take a lift to the terrace of the Dome to enjoy a panoramic view of the marvelous island of Gozo. "Forget your troubles and admire god's creation" It is simply a must ...
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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| Ufficju Parrokjali Pjazza San Gwann Battista, Xewkija, Island of Gozo, Malta
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+356 2155 6793
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"bell tower"
in 25 reviews
"spiral staircase"
in 10 reviews
"unsupported dome"
in 4 reviews
"carrara marble"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
in 3 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 5 reviews
"the entire island"
in 3 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 3 reviews
"huge dome"
in 3 reviews
"pipe organ"
in 3 reviews
"st john the baptist"
in 3 reviews
"impressive building"
in 2 reviews
"panoramic view"
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"santa maria della salute"
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"couple of hours"
in 2 reviews
"small museum"
in 2 reviews
"ferry terminal"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was all lit up and viewable from far off during the Feast of St. John the Baptist. Inside it is impressive, probably the most impressive of churches on Gozo. Xewkija (Chic-kerwa) is not far from the Mgarr ferry terminal or from Victoria. Be sure...More

Thank flaneur40
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easily the best thing to do on Gozo. The church itself is very beautiful inside. However the lift to the top affords really spectacular views from which you can almost see the entire island. Make sure you climb to the bell tower at the very...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

What an amazing church . I would recommend a visit at sunset for a spectacular setting . It is situated in the quiet village of Xewkija Gozo very close to the islands capital and easily reached en route to or from ferry. Several bars /...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

On our way to Rabat we took the wrong way and came in Xewkija. The church is an eyecatcher. It was built by the community in the 60’s. The Interior is sober but very beautiful. A little old very kind woman came to us and...More

Thank Henk S
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

This massive church was rebuilt 40 years ago and still incorporates the original small church. Best part is the lift taking up up to the the dome where you get a 360 degree view of the island. Fabulous!

Thank Rosie D
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Very beautiful on the outside and inside was also impressive. One of the big attraction on the island. The view from the tower is breathtaking. There are many churches on the island, when you have small kids, you don’t have to stop and examine every...More

Thank Winnie K
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

I visited this magnificent church with a friend of mine who took me up to see the clock mechanism.. there I also had the chance to see breath-taking views of Gozo

Thank Mario C
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Beautiful edifice in the middle of nowhere. Gorgeous structure, inside and and out. Worth getting off the bus.

Thank beenthere989
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Beautiful church and worth the visit if you’re in Gozo. The view of the church from a distance is amazing.

Thank Roberto-Shanna V
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

If you are in Gozo make it a point to visit the xewkija church.You can go and see the bells of the church and enjoy a spectacular view of Gozo. regards Lawrence Buttigieg

Thank 9at157
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The advertised opening times are daily from 0600 to 1200 and 1600 to 1900
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