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What to see in Xaghra, Gozo Island Malta

Filed in Malta by on April 11, 2012 0 Comments

What to see in Xaghra, Gozo Island MaltaXaghra is one of the larger cities of the island of Gozo.

Xaghra is a few miles northwest of Victoria, the island’s largest city.

Xaghra is a city with a central square where there is a very beautiful church.

On this page I list of What to see in Xaghra, Monuments and Points of Interest in Xaghra, in the Island of Gozo in Malta.

To reach Xaghra you can take bus # 64 or # 65 from the bus terminal in Victoria, the price of the ticket costs 0.47 Euros.

You can also take a taxi and pay between 8 and 12 Euros, depending on your ability to bargain.

It seems strange that I speak in bargaining here in Malta, but I speak in my own experience and by two times when I was offered taxi services, I was always bargaining the price.

Visit Xaghra in Malta

Monuments in Xaghra, Gozo Island Malta

I visited Xaghra with the intention of visiting the temples of Ggantija, since I knew they were a UNESCO World Heritage site. I finally saw the map of the city on a guide book I bought the boat, and there was still a few places in town, such as a cave where it would have been one of the nymphs of Homer’s Odyssey.

Photos of Xaghra in Gozo, Malta

Victoria Square

The Victoria Square, or Pjazza Vitorja is all in color ocher and stone buildings of Baroque style and has a church designed by Father Karlu Zimech from the eighteenth century. The square has several restaurants and even a red telephone box like English style.

What to see in Xaghra, Gozo Island Malta

Ggantija temple

This is the most important of several neolithic stone temples entered into the UNESCO World Heritage list existing in Malta. The Ggantija temples can be visited from Monday to Sunday from 9 to 17 hours. Admission is 8 euros. This site was excavated in the late nineteenth century and is today well preserved, but no so much to see beyond the temple and some pilled stones. In my view, no doubt that the historical value is great, but not worth the 8 Euros.

Photos of the Ggantija Temple in Xaghra

Ticket for the Temple of Ggantija in Xaghra Gozo Malta
Ticket for the Temple of Ggantija in Xaghra Gozo Malta

Mill of Ta Kola

This mill is located north of the Ggantija Temples following the street Triq il-Mithna. Amended as a tourist attraction now, this mill worked until the early twentieth century as a grain mill for the community. Ta Kola mill was built in 1725 and you can visit the two floors where you can see the facilities: bedrooms and kitchen from workers on the top floor and the engine of the mill on the ground floor.

What to see in Xaghra, Monuments and Points of Interest in Xaghra, Island of Gozo in Malta

Cave of Calypso

This is the false cave of Calypso, but ver well known and a major tourist spot in the region. Although not a true cave where the nymph said to have lived on Ogygia Homer’s Odyssey, this place is really nice as you can see an amazing panoramic view of the beach of Ramla Bay. To get here you have to walk 20 minutes towards northeast Xanghra entering the inside field, following the path that leads down to the beach Ramla Bay.

What to see in Xaghra, Monuments and Points of Interest in Xaghra, Island of Gozo in Malta

Ramla Bay Beach

This is one of the most well known beaches of the island of Gozo, and no doubt a reference for the best beaches in Malta. This small beach is about 500 meters of sand and crystal clear water, surrounded with typical Mediterranean landscape.

What to see in Xaghra, Monuments and Points of Interest in Xaghra, Island of Gozo in Malta

Photos of Ramla Bay Beach and Calypso Cave in Gozo Malta

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