Għarb, Gozo live camView of the splendid Għarb Parish Church

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    • 2 days ago
    • Jon

    I prefer this view, being able to see clearly down both roads. We stopped in Burbuba 13 months ago so often walked up & down the roads next to the church. Good memories.

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    • 3 days ago
    • Ray

    I totally agree with you Mike. Now one can have a better view of the beautiful church and the square.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Mike

    Thank You for returning the camera! Nice clear lens too. Only two months to go!

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • Mike

    Ha! Great view, Love it! Bring back beautiful Gharb though please.

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    • 1 month ago
    • Philip Woods

    Shows inside a shop. Occasionally someone waves so they are aware!!

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • Philip Woods

    Camera has been hacked??

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • Capture Sam

    1aug18-- Allow me to echo the words of Nick, Thank You. Moving the 'live-cam' is not an easy task. Well done LC Għarb, Gozo.

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    • 2 months ago
    • Nick

    Thank you for moving the camera to allow us to watch the feast - I for one am very grateful and am very appreciative of the effort you have taken to allow us to enjoy the village events. I think it is fantastic to see everybody socialising - a real community.

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    • 2 months ago
    • Ray

    @ Crispin Hall - Yes this year the feast had to be moved and there was a reason why. In Gozo the majority of the feasts are celebrated on a Sunday expect the one of Nadur and the one of Victoria (Assumption) as these are public holidays. This year the feast at Nadur happened came on a Thursday (June 29th) an so because it came close to the one of Gharb, the latter feast had to be moved back.

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • Ray

    Why was the camera shifted from its original position??? As it is now, part of the beautiful church is hidden. Not a good idea to shift the camera.

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    • 2 months ago
    • ganni

    Thanks

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    • 2 months ago
    • Hazel

    i'm watching now as they try and re position the camera...

  • avatar
    • 2 months ago
    • ganni

    What a waste of the best webcam in Gharb Major David Apap Agius, either the webcam or the flag pole are to be moved please.

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    • 2 months ago
    • Pierre

    why there is no sound ????

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