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Address: | Ufficju Parrokjali Pjazza San Gwann Battista, Xewkija, Island of Gozo, Malta
Phone Number: 21556793
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Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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Beautiful church

We were made most welcome by the Father here. He was friendly and informative, wanting to ensure we got the best from our visit. He seemed very relaxed and kind. Wonderful view... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
bakery3
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Bedfordshire
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Bedfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were made most welcome by the Father here. He was friendly and informative, wanting to ensure we got the best from our visit. He seemed very relaxed and kind. Wonderful view from the roof and the bell tower is amazing, one of the bells is massive. Built where an old church once stood, they have saved much of the... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While not catholic, we were impressed with the story of the church and the priest was quite the character. Made the whole thing even better. He told us the history of the building and also led us to the elevator and the back room with the old church remainings. All in all, a nice experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

After reading all these positive stories we went down there. We arrived after a wedding took place, the church was very nice decorated with flowers. One off the volunteers took the time for loads off information about the building process. The view from above is absolute stunning. If you're on Gozo go see this church...

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Thank raimond w
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

This church was built by 12 people over 20 years to cater for the needs of the growing community. Parts of the original church which was engulfed by the current choice can be seen in the vestry. The down is the 3rd biggest in the world. It is also worth a trip up the lift and the rudimentary spiral staircase... More 

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Dogmersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This church is a must see for two reasons:- 1. The building itself-built by just 12 men in 20 years it staggers belief that a relatively small community was able to design fund and create something so huge and amazing- it really shames the tatty thermometer outside the parish church back home and the constant nicking of the lead off... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

This is a beautiful church which replaced another older one, part of which still exists in a room at the rear. From this room there is a lift available, at a small charge, which takes you up to the roof which gives you amazing views of sorrounding Gozo, Comino and Malta, well worth the experience, remember to take a camera.... More 

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Kercem, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

The church itself is relatively new. Impressive grandeur especially the dome which is the third largest in the world - after the Vatican and St. Paul's Cathedral in London. It has an impressive echo. There is a free "museum" made up u.f the sculpted stone that used to be in the much smaller and older church together with some of... More 

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isle of wight
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

well worth a visit - a huge church with an opportunity to go up to the roof in a lift for stunning views of surrounding Gozo.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

The community members built and paid for this extraordinary cathedral over a period of 20 years. The priest that showed us around was extremely friendly, personable and happy to share the beauty of the church. The current donations are for a pipe organ. A must-see on Gozo!

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

For €3.00 you will see some of the finest views on Gozo and be able to see virtually the whole of the central plain of the island and over to Comino and Malta.

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