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Locality in Gozo Gharb
Status Parish church
Year Built 1699
Dedication Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth (Vizitazzjoni tal-Madonna)
Feast date 1st Sunday of July
Gharb means west in Maltese, and is the westernmost village of Gozo.

The village has one of the most architecturally perfect churches in Gozo. It is designed on Francesco Borromini’s, Sant’Agnese in Agone at Piazza Navone, Rome. It was dedicated to the Visitation of the Virgin Mary to Elizabeth. There are beautiful sculptures on the exterior and the interior.

The foundation stone of the church was laid in 1699 and the parish was transferred to this church around 1729. It was consecrated on 28 September 1755. On 19 May 1774, the second Collegiate of Gozo was founded at Gharb and the parish church became also archipresbyteral.

Gharb 01 View
Gharb 02 Front View
Gharb 03 Dome
Gharb 04 Bell Tower
Gharb 05 Door
Gharb 06 Statue Outside1
Gharb 07 Statue Outside2
Gharb 08 Statue Outside3

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