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Qala Parish Church

The village parish church is dedicated to St Joseph. It was built by the same architect-priest who built the church of Għasri, Dun Guzepp Diacono, between 1882 and 1889, when he was serving as parish priest of Qala. It is built in baroque, for many churches on the island, whether built in the seventeenth or […]

Xagħra Jesus of Nazareth Church

The Nazzarenu Church was built in the early 1900s and was designed by Rev. Joseph Diacono, the Archpriest of Xagħra at the time, with support and encouragement from Treasurer Canon Francis Sultana. Canon Sultana became the first rector of the church, serving for 17 years. The building process was entrusted to Ġużepp Azzopardi from Xagħra […]

Xagħra Parish Church

At the heart of Xagħra’s lively main square, the Basilica of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary stands with its grand baroque facade. Blessed in 1855, this present-day church was erected on the site of its predecessor, a smaller structure built in 1692. Upon entering the Basilica, one is immediately captivated by its opulence. Marble-clad […]

Marsalforn Church

Marsalforn is the most popular summer resort in Gozo. The name is a composite word, marsa lifurna, the harbour of the caves hallowed by the sea.  Marsalforn was up to the seventeenth century, before the development of Mgarr harbour, the principal seaport of Gozo. It is no more, but the place is saturated with hotels, […]