Għarb, Gozo live camView of the splendid Għarb Parish Church

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    • 1 week ago
    • Cliff

    Granville get your cloth

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Glynn

    The Gharb camera lens gets dirtier by the day. Anyone out there got a cloth ??

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Jon

    Thanks Michael; I'll send them a quick email.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Stephen Michael Windsor

    The camera at Xlendi is on the St Patric Hotel.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Jon

    Can anyone remember who hosted the camera overlooking Xlendi bay. I don't think it's been active for a while. I was going to try & make contact to see if it was going to return.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Glynn

    Can someone clean the camera lens please.

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Charley Conway

    wow, so pretty

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Crispin Hall

    This just looks idylic today and a great tonic to my recovery from neck surgery. Message to self ‘ must book flights’ for early july

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Jon

    Hi Philip; Good to hear from you. Hope things are still going well with life in Gharb. Will be good to visit this August & have a wander round. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay last year.

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    • 1 month ago
    • Victor

    Thanks Philip, much appreciated.

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    • 1 month ago
    • Philip Woods

    Victor: 'Gozo Live' cultural events all over the island!

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    • 1 month ago
    • Victor

    Is there a feast in Gharb this weekend?

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    • 1 month ago
    • Jon

    sounds very windy this evening.

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    • 1 month ago
    • Christine Beal

    Is it dull in Gozo or are the camera lenses dirty from all the dust storms

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