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Information about this Church or Chapel
Locality in Gozo Marsalforn
Status Church
Year Built 1730
Dedication St Paul (San Pawl)
Feast date 10th February

Marsalforn is the most popular summer resort of 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, apartments, restaurants, bars, as well as diving and water-sports clubs. The church of Marsalforn, dedicated to Saint Paul Shipwrecked, is recorded very early. The present building dates to 1730. A tradition holds that Saint Paul, after his three-month-long stay in Malta, left the island from the tiny port just beneath the church. It is the closest port of the Maltese Islands to Pozzallo, in Sicily.

Marsalforn 01 View
Marsalforn 02 View2
Marsalforn 03 Front
Marsalforn 04 Front Closeup
Marsalforn 05 Tower
Marsalforn 06 Door
Marsalforn 07 Closeup Cross
Marsalforn 08 Text

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