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A Day in Gozo

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A February 2010 trip to Gozo by fizzytom

Mgarr Harbour Photo, Gozo, Malta More Photos
Quote: A day trip to Gozo during our stay on Malta; what to see and where to eat and drink

The Citadella

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Attraction | "Gozo's History Encapsulated"

The Citadella Photo, Gozo, Malta
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Situated on a flat topped rocky hill over-looking Victoria, the capital of Gozo, the old citadel is one of the island’s must see attractions. It is not as complete or dramatic as the citadel at Mdina on Malta but it is certainly worth visiting. Viewed from other parts of the island there’s something forbidding yet simultaneously inviting as the defensive towers and the tower of the wonderful cathedral peek out over the battlements. Successive civilisations have understandably used this strategically superior site and there are traces of all of them on show here, either in the form of architectural detail, or else exhibits in the museum of archaeology which is housed inside the citadel.The...Read More

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The Citadella

Victoria, Gozo, Malta

Jubilee Foods

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Attraction | "Jubilee - a Celebration of Maltese Cuisine"

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Jubilee Foods products can be bought from several supermarkets in Malta and Gozo as well as from the pubs/cafes owned by the company. The supermarkets don’t stock the whole range of products however, so if you want to see everything that’s available, and perhaps try some samples, you should stop by the Jubilee store on Independence Square in the Gozitian capital Victoria. If you’ve tried and enjoyed a particular Maltese speciality during your stay you may well find you can buy some here to take home. Of course, not all items are suitable for talking home but we found the staff were very helpful in advising what could be carried in hand luggage (we did not have hold luggage), and if you are...Read More

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Jubilee Foods
Independence Square
Victoria, Gozo, Malta

Rotunda Church of St. John the Baptist

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Attraction | "A Church Built by Farmers and Fishermen"

Rotunda Church of St. John the Baptist Photo, Gozo, Malta
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This amazing church is found in the village of Xewkija on the southern side of Gozo about ten minutes drive from the island’s ferry terminal. Xewkija is one of the oldest parishes on Gozo and the original church on this site was consecrated in 1755. In 1951, however, parishioners decided that they wanted a new church. The money was raised by donations and although a professional architect, Joseph d’Amato, was engaged, local people did much of the work free of charge. This fact becomes even more significant when you consider that the majority of the parishioners here were fishermen and farmers, people for whom their weekly donation was a significant sacrifice. The new church was consecrated in 1978. ...Read More

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Rotunda Church of St. John the Baptist
Xewkija Village
Gozo Island, Malta

Gozo (General)

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Mgarr Harbour Photo, Gozo, Malta
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Gozo is approximately one third the size of the island of Malta and can be reached by means of a twenty minute ferry ride from a small harbour situated at the northern tip of Malta. It’s possible to take one of Malta’s distinctive yellow buses directly to the port but we had booked our excursion with a local tour company which picked us up at our hotel and took us to the port. We then had to pay for our own crossing, and once disembarked in Gozo, we were allocated to different minibuses depending on which tour we’d chosen. If you do wish to visit independently, there are more of the yellow buses covering Gozo. If you are staying in Gozo your hotel or tour operator will normally arrange a transfer but,...Read More

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Azure Window

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Attraction | "A Window on the World"

Azure Window Photo, Gozo, Malta
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The "Azure Window" is one of Gozo's most photographed sights and is included in almost every tour itinerary on the island. However, if you are visiting independently it's easy to get to.Basically the Azure Window is a fifty foot arch in the Dwejra Point cliffs on the west coast of Gozo. The hole was caved by the tides, which can be fierce at times, making the spectacle even more dramatic. In Maltese its name is it-Tieqa - the window. It is also tempting to climb down onto the rocks in front of the arch to take photographs and while this is pretty safe, it can get quite slippery underfoot. The sight of the foam breaking and the water splashing high into the air as it breaks agai...Read More

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Azure Window
Dwejra
Gozo, Malta