Għarb, Gozo live camView of the splendid Għarb Parish Church

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    • 6 days ago
    • Philip Woods

    Jon: Hi Jon, I've walked through it many times but never at this time of year. I tend to stick to Gharb & St Lawrence mostly during any feast times. I'm told they've improved and added to it this year.

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    • 6 days ago
    • Jon

    Hi Viv; I agree; it's so tranquil isn't it. When you're there it's like being in a different world to the one we're used to in our cities / large towns with all the business. Certainly helps (or make you jealous) spending a few minutes watching the webcam.

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    • 6 days ago
    • viv

    I love this scene it really gives me a sense of peace, something we badly need at the moment.

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    • 6 days ago
    • Jon

    Hi Philip; Someone was asking me today about the Nativity story that they act out at Bethlehem in Ghajnsielem up from Mgarr. Have you been to it since you moved to Gozo. We've walked through it numerous times but it's always been in August. Trust you & Gharb are keeping well.

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    • 1 week ago
    • Capture Sam

    Then street view from that view angle and find the center as it is most of the time as the chimes from the church sounding out. neat stuff EnJoy EnJoy

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    • 1 week ago
    • Capture Sam

    IF you jump into the inside the circle bottom 360 degree photo sphere , then spin around till you find a gorgeous view. WOW comes close to almost being there while listening. Thanks for the audio too Gozo Local Council, I , EnJoy EnJoy

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    • 1 week ago
    • Capture Sam

    Sharron Reynolds, I totally agree with you, the way the ' the two chandeliers seem to be suspended in min air' , sorry bout me pointing out the front one, with the breezes making them dance, the simplistic beauty enhances the square and Għarb Parish Church. , I've been lost in the street views in maps for the past two years about this time of year drawn here for that reason. A wonderful place. , It is grand we have this tool of Skyline's to visit so many beautiful places. It's 3:30 in the morning there as I view, so almost no vehicles , enchanting . EnJoy EnJoy

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Capture Sam

    2dec17--A Thank You to our host, Għarb, Gozo Local Council, for sponsoring this 'live cam' view of the splendid Għarb Parish Church, beautiful.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Capture Sam

    2dec17--the third chandelier is up close ,, shhhh you can see the suspension wire ;-x

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Sharron Reynolds

    Gosh - the two chandeliers seem to be suspended in min air. Very effective.

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Simon Hawes

    Hi All
    Another year past and the Christmas tree goes up again great!!
    Happy Christmas to every one!!

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • rena rail

    was a very nice concert, thank you!

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • rena rail

    was a very nice concert! thank you from Vienna

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Robert Hope

    What a perfect way to spend a Sunday.

Għarb, Gozo

Lovely town of Gozo (Għawdex), Għarb boasts very ancient origins dating back to the Neolithic and Bronze ages, an exciting archaeological site with an Arabic name meaning 'West' that would prove the presence of this population here between 870 and 1090 A.D.; some buildings still keep their original rural structure with decorated stone balconies, its ancient roots can be seen in the centre of the town through narrow and cobbled streets, alleys and rural farmhouses scattered everywhere.

Located on the most westerly place and the most panoramic and highest point of the island, the Ta' Dbiegi hill, Għarb played and important role during the Knights of St. John's period thanks to its coastal lookouts, the first to signal the arrival of enemies to the beleaguered Maltese by constantly relaying smoke signals. Today Għarb is a very quite town where it is possible to still enjoy the atmosphere of an ancient hamlet, as one of the most fertile areas of Gozo, its agricultural production is a massive part of its economy, it could be extremely easy to meet old people retaining a typical old Maltese dialect, almost non exixtent somewhere else. The craftmen also play a very important role in servicing the economy of Għarb, a great part of locals are excellent metal and textile workers, carpenters, the town is also popular for the manufacture of the unique “Gharb blade” the tradiitonal sharp knife popularly known as the 'Sikkina ta' l-Għarb'; a tour of this lovely town should include a visit to the Għarb Folklore Museum located in a privately-owned house from the early 18th century, 28 rooms host a large collection of antique tools and artefacts, unique memories of a glorious past and popular traditions. Għarb is not so large if compared with other major places, however historically, it played an important role in safeguarding Malta, moreover lovers of nature will enjoy its natural beauty and peacefulness while history-lovers will be delighted to find so many reminders of a rich past. Għarb locals are still very traditional, their ways of life are strongly rooted in simplicity as Gozo history and culture have to teach...

Among its architectural attractions the splendid baroque Parish Church is worth a visit, built between 1699 and 1729 it is commonly known as Church of the Visitation (Il-Bażilika u Kolleġġjata tal-Viżitazzjoni) dedicated to the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to St. Elizabeth, the church boasts two twin clock-towers, a façade of extraordinary beauty adorned with three female figure, Faith situated above the main door, Hope with the ancor and Charity situated at its sides; the interior is elegant, splendid the Visitation and the altarpiece, a personal gift of the Grandmaster de Vilhena. The feast day is on the 31st May of every year, however the outside festivities are held on the first weekend of July.

Cam on-line since: 10/24/2014