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Church of St. John The Baptist

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Address: | Ufficju Parrokjali Pjazza San Gwann Battista, Xewkija, Island of Gozo, Malta
Phone Number: +356 2155 6793
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8:00 am - 1:00 pm
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: 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" It is simply a must ...
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But the Star is '. . . Caravaggio

St. John's Cathedral (Valletta). "Built by the Knights of Malta between 1573 and 1578, having been commissioned in 1572 by Grand Master Jean de la Cassière as the conventual... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

St. John's Cathedral (Valletta). "Built by the Knights of Malta between 1573 and 1578, having been commissioned in 1572 by Grand Master Jean de la Cassière as the conventual church" (Wikipedia). Quite new, I'd say. Considering that Medina, had already been the capital of Malta from antiquity until 1530. However. The cathedral is famous, first & foremost, for the 2... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This huge church towers over the surrounding countryside. The resemblance to Venice's Santa Maria Della Salute is not accidental. The Venetian church was the model for the Xewkija Rotunda, which was constructed in the 1950s-1970s. It is possible to take an elevator and visit the balcony that surrounds the dome. The panoramic views are magnificent. In fact, one can see... More 

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Eccleshall, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

What a stunning church,well worth a visit. Stunning looks outside but even more impressive inside. Well worth a visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The talking phones in all languages tell each step as well the history,no flash but allowed to take movies or photos,worth the 6euros,

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a stunning church! I was taken away with its beauty when I visited in April. Me and my friend came across this church while driving and had to take a peek inside! When entering there is a basket with shawls available for any women who's shoulder are out. I was wearing a midi skirt with a top so... More 

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Actually there weren't any but you can climb a winding staircase to the belfry after taking a lift to the roof. The church is a fairly modern building, erected by the village after the existing church became too small for the worshippers. However, rather than demolish the old church it still exists inside the new building. The Priest is lovely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Warning: Don't go in to the church with skin showing otherwise a women will come running to you from across the other end with a cloth to cover yourself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

It was set up for Easter and had statues of the Way of the Cross Stations. The church had amazing decor and paintings. We had such a feeling of reverence. We really enjoyed visiting this church.

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Island of Gozo, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I'm a sucker for tower views wherever I go and since I'm a local (Gozitan) I had to go up this tower of course! It's a measly 2e and worth every cent! You see all of Gozo around you! The church has one of the largest unsupported domes in the world and a curious story surrounds the small chapel inside... More 

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Stornoway, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This is a lovely church in a great location. It has marvelous architectural features both inside and outside the church. The pictures inside were of outstanding quality. As we were on a guided tour I would have liked to have had a bit more time to look around this church.

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Additional Information about Church of St. John The Baptist

Address: | Ufficju Parrokjali Pjazza San Gwann Battista, Xewkija, Island of Gozo, Malta
Phone Number: +356 2155 6793
Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Gozo  >  Xewkija
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm  3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm  3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm  3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm  3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm  3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm  3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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