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We were welcomed by a nice lady who gave us some information about the church and how to go up into the bell tower and around the dome.
As the church was the starting point of our hike, we didn't spend much time inside. I...More
This church can be seen from so many points around Gozo and is a real landmark. The size of the dome is amazing and I had a fantastic view of this lovely building from the place I was staying in Xewkija.
We visited this church and were amazed by the enormous dome which was supported by 8 pillars around its edge. It is a relatively new church (finished I think 1950's) having the replaced a much older one on the site. Parts of the old church...More
This church was built between 1951 and 1971' so doesn't have much history. That said, despite being a recently built church, it has been sympathetically built to traditional standards and architecture, so does have elements of character. After being charged 3 Euros each, we got...More
My wife is fascinated by these grand old Churches, as am I to an extent...however in a place like Malta it's easy to suffer from Church Fatigue. This one is different. If you go see the ladies in the side Sculpture chapel to the left...More
The Rotunda of the Church of St John the Baptist in Xewkija is one of the most famous sites on the island of Gozo as it can be seen from so many spots on the island. The first time you see it you will not...More
Very interesting story and architecture! It has a very big dome which is less than 80 years old. You can get onto the dome via a lift from inside, against a small payment. Panoramic views from on top. Even managed to climb into the belfry...More
This church is quite new compared with the other churches and cathedrals in Malta. It was built by the locals to replace the old one which had become too small. It looks beautiful from outside and can be seen from afar - even from the...More