Għarb, Gozo live camView of the splendid Għarb Parish Church

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    • 19 hours ago
    • Louis Pace

    This Webcam had been viewed and hit the 1,000,000 / Million Plus Since October 2014

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Jon

    Well have a great time. We took our 2 grand kids this summer - their first holiday abroad; although they are to young to remember it. I hope the weather improves by this weekend for you (wind & rain today), although i'm sure Gharb is still just as nice in the rain as in the sun.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Crispin Hall

    Jon - We have been truly fortunate to enjoy Birbuba street for many years and indeed you were very close to us. I have been coming to Gozo since 1964 and the island really is just like home to us .My grandchildren are the fifth generation of our family to enjoy the joys of Gozo. Roll on Sunday !

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Jon

    I think the expression is 'I'm politely jealous of you', Crispin. We were past the children's small play area on the left. We overlooked several fields before you'd reach the cliffs. Very peaceful & relaxing.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Crispin Hall

    Thanks Jon. Looks a little wet there today but still look forward to arriving again on Sunday for my 4th visit this year. Yes October is a peaceful month and we both enjoy the tranquility in Birbuba street this time of year.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Jon

    Hi Crispin; Have a good time when you visit Gharb. I suspect most of the tourists have gone now. It is a lovely & peaceful place with some very nice walks in the area.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Jon

    The dark clouds are 'a gathering overhead'.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    hi folks .quite windy today.

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Hi folks. I've posted a photo from the to of the Citadel looking down the island. We could do with a camera in Rabat.

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Ganni. They are very beautiful I will have to visit Ta' Pinu on my next trip to Gozo.

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • ganni

    Uploaded photos of the parvis at the Sanctuary of Our Lady at Ta' Pinu in Gharb Gozo .
    https://www.tvm.com.mt/en/news/mosaic-instead-car-park-ta-pinu-parvis/

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Hi folks. Ten fifteen and the bus is standing at the stop for a while and quite a bit of traffic through Gharb. Gan canny.

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Philip Woods

    Hi Jon, nothing to do with children. The bust is of a 17th century bishop who granted Gharb it's parish status. (I've forgotten his name) The names on the sides are of former and current mayors and councillors etc.

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Jon

    Hi Philip; The new plinth on the left of the picture commemorating the deaths of a number of people. Did you find out why it was erected there. From memory certainly some young children were being remembered.

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