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The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Pjazza Katidral, Victoria, Island of Gozo, Malta
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Simply beautiful.

This was our first contact with Maltese churches, first time we saw the beautifully decorated... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elena257
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Timisoara, Romania
The ceiling is the only draw

There is a Tromp L'oeil ceiling in the cathedral much like the Loyola church I believe in Rome. It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
flaneur40
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New York City, New York
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  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
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“trompe l'oeil” (6 reviews)
“flat roof” (3 reviews)
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Pjazza Katidral, Victoria, Island of Gozo, Malta
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"trompe l'oeil"
in 6 reviews
"fantastic building"
in 3 reviews
"flat roof"
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"pope pius ix"
in 2 reviews
"impressive facade"
in 2 reviews
"tourists visit"
in 2 reviews
"optical illusion"
in 2 reviews
"fake dome"
in 2 reviews
"gift shop"
in 2 reviews
"includes entrance"
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"steps leading"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful inside"
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"side chapels"
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"baroque style"
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"santa marija"
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"visiting victoria"
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"well worth the visit"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first contact with Maltese churches, first time we saw the beautifully decorated graves that form the church's pavement. Do step inside and visit its museum as well, it is worth it.

Thank Elena257
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a Tromp L'oeil ceiling in the cathedral much like the Loyola church I believe in Rome. It suggests that there is a dome, but as you can see from the outside of the cathedral, there is no dome. It costs 5 euro to...More

Thank flaneur40
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The site has been a place of worship since Roman times but the present church dates to 1697 when the foundation stone was laid. The architecture is baroque and the church was constructed entirely of local limestone. It was dedicated in 1716 and in 1864...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

In a fine location on the fortress hill. Average interior of its type. Has the trompe l'oeil as a fake dome.

Thank Ivor M
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Quite a nice place to visit if you are going to the Cittadella & although you have to pay to get in the ticket also includes entrance to the Old Prison & the Historic house so it’s not expensive & if you like history a...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Another of the many baroque places of worship on these islands, this is not as over the top as others. The trompe l'oeil some is amazing but on the whole it left me cold, perhaps because of the lack of information or interpretation on hand....More

Thank DACampton
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

At the enrance of the citadel lies the impressive cathedral of Gozo. There are steps to get into the cathedral.

Thank GezginIstanbul
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

A beautiful building to visit, and so photogenic, alas it was closed when we visited as they were getting ready for Easter. Well worth a visit.

Thank malc1005
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

The Cathedral of Assumption ha been a church since Byzantium times (535~870 AD) with the present structure built in 1716 AD after the 1693 earthquake. In 1864 it became a Bishopric seat of the diocese of Gozo & Comino. Entrance fee was 4 Euros per...More

Thank zubenel57
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

This place is great to visit but only if you have the time for it, there is a small little restaurant and the views go Gozo are just so awesome and amazing.

Thank Dillon X
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