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Church of St. John The Baptist

| Ufficju Parrokjali Pjazza San Gwann Battista, Xewkija, Island of Gozo, Malta
+356 2155 6793
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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| Ufficju Parrokjali Pjazza San Gwann Battista, Xewkija, Island of Gozo, Malta
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"bell tower"
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"spiral staircase"
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"unsupported dome"
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"carrara marble"
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"beautiful architecture"
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"the entire island"
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"awe inspiring"
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"pipe organ"
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"well worth the visit"
in 4 reviews
"st john the baptist"
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"impressive building"
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"panoramic view"
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"santa maria della salute"
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"huge dome"
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"couple of hours"
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"small museum"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Another massive church built some 50 years ago. Why? The remains of the previous church now in the North transept indicate that it was perfectly good. This seems commonplace in Malya/Gozo. The people must be very rich to be able to afford them. Useful sports...More

Thank lizandianp
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Magnificent, surprisingly modern beautiful church. The pews nearest the entrance contained three lady guardians, one of whom came over and welcomed us, then releaved us of €9 to go up the Bell Tower, although Tracey expressed grave reservations, as she's scared of heights. It really...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited many churches on these islands. This is a lovely example, the walls are unspoilt in their original sandstone. There is a small room at the back of the church that is part of the old church this one was built around. We...More

Thank psycosally
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow...make the climb to the top of the bell tower..the 3 euros is worth the amazing views absolutely breath taking...what more can I say..!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful church and definitely worth a visit. Although rebuilt 40 years ago there are the remains of the original church. You can also go to the bell tower for 3 euros via a lift. The views are spectacular and if you have a head for...More

Thank joanlucy133
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a amazing church. It’s a must visit if you go to xewkijia Which is a short ride away by bus from Victoria so it’s not far out of Victoria. It’s a church that was re built around the old church. So you can visit...More

Thank Alice V
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

It was all lit up and viewable from far off during the Feast of St. John the Baptist. Inside it is impressive, probably the most impressive of churches on Gozo. Xewkija (Chic-kerwa) is not far from the Mgarr ferry terminal or from Victoria. Be sure...More

Thank flaneur40
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Easily the best thing to do on Gozo. The church itself is very beautiful inside. However the lift to the top affords really spectacular views from which you can almost see the entire island. Make sure you climb to the bell tower at the very...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

What an amazing church . I would recommend a visit at sunset for a spectacular setting . It is situated in the quiet village of Xewkija Gozo very close to the islands capital and easily reached en route to or from ferry. Several bars /...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

On our way to Rabat we took the wrong way and came in Xewkija. The church is an eyecatcher. It was built by the community in the 60’s. The Interior is sober but very beautiful. A little old very kind woman came to us and...More

Thank Henk S
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