Għarb, Gozo live camView of the splendid Għarb Parish Church

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • rena rail

    In Gozo we should be glad about every rainfall. Because fact is that this will be reduced,on a year on year rate. In the last 5 years the rainfalls were reduced drastically. 5 years ago we had floods in Gozo and now we have to be glad about a litle bit of rain. The fields, every plant is suffering from dryness. In summer we had nearly 50 C in the sun. It is in all our responsibility to take care for a clean environment, to reduce our car emissions, collect our rubbish and try to avoid as much as possible, and protect this miracle earth!

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Jon

    Sounds windy, looks very overcast & weather generally pretty miserable in Gharb today - dare I say it; much better in Yorkshire!!!

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • rena rail

    It is a cold, damp and grey day today in the half of Europe. 36 sleeps will go through like a flash. Pleasent participation is the greatest joy. I have still 42 sleeps and in the meantime we can enjoy the wonderful place! This will keep us upright!

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Crispin Hall

    A little piece of paradise indeed and a very special place for me. I’ve only 36 sleeps till my next visit and already can’t wait . Watching this cam is a ‘real pick me up’ on a grey, damp and cold English winter day

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • rena rail

    The place with the Parish Church is one of the most beautiful - to me it is the most beautiful - places of Malta, watched by webcams. Especially in the evening it can be suggested as film set! Wonderful!

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • rena rail

    i'll be back in 55 days!

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • Crispin Hall

    Only 52 days to go until I’m back in Gozo ......... not that I’m wishing my life away !

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • rena rail

    how beautiful to hear the bells of the church agai! thank you for repairing.

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • viv

    Merry Christmas to all at skyline and skyline friends around the world.

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • rena rail

    Merry Christmas, love and peace to every one!

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    • 2 months 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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    • 2 months 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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    • 3 months 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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    • 3 months 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.

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