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Address: | Ufficju Parrokjali Pjazza San Gwann Battista, Xewkija, Island of Gozo, Malta
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08:00 - 12:00
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Sun 08:00 - 12:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Come and explore the beauty that lies within this church. Learn about the...

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"

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Beautiful architecture

We were staying within steps of this beautiful piece of history, but somehow never got to go inside and visit it. I could kick myself now. Hopefully, there will be a "next time".

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Plano, Texas
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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying within steps of this beautiful piece of history, but somehow never got to go inside and visit it. I could kick myself now. Hopefully, there will be a "next time".

Thank lezmeg
Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the church was unfortunately closed during our visit, we were able to admire its beautiful architecture from outside and also watch it from the bus heading back to port. Its sheer size is absolutely amazing, for such a small town.

Thank TheShis
Welkenraedt, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Trekking among the historical streets of this fabulous island of Malta, little did we know that a such jaw-dropping experience could be lived in this wonderful place. In the light of its majestic aspect, location and history, we've been overwhelmed by the interesting and unknown anecdotes brilliantly explained by a warful and generous guide passionate about the sharing of this... More 

Thank latitekokinette
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved Xewkija, an absolute gem. We didn't know about it in advance of our visit to Gozo but you can see it first miles and it's veauty certainly draws you to it! Magnificent and ornate, stately and imposing, it makes a great place to stop on your way from the ferry port to Victoria or Rabat. Lovely inside too and... More 

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Murphy, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We visited Church of St. John the Baptist on our tour of Gozo. Very beautiful church. Stunning dome and very beautiful artifacts. We really enjoyed of our visit.

Thank Michael O
Xewkija, Malta
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Great access to roof for views...shame the architecture is a copy and desperately needs more panels explaining why and how and with whose money it was built this century. Nice story that the existing old church was left standing and in use during the decade they built over it...but hard to find and no photo of this.

Thank davetatorri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I am not religious, but if I was going to be, this church would probably be the reason why. We were welcomed by the most friendly people ever, the pastor told some great stories about the church and we felt very welcome! We paid 3 Euros to get to the "roof" of the church and boy oh boy what a... More 

Thank Louise G
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Go up the tower and see the views -amazing! See the original church in the museum - not to be missed.

Thank Dianne7342
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit, especially as it is free, but donations are welcome. Lovely smell of wood polish on entering. Much like a number of other churches! This one is dimly lit but the visit is worth it if only for the ceiling.

Thank Mike M
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The welcome from the priest as you enter this church makes you know it's different from others you may visit; the atmosphere is warm and inviting. The priest and the lovely lady who takes the money for the elevator to the bell tower, are so proud of what their village built over 20 years, giving a shilling a week per... More 

Thank kirstine2013

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