Church of St. John The Baptist

Church of St. John The Baptist

Church of St. John The Baptist
4.5
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
About
Come and explore the beauty that lies within this church. Learn about the history of the church and also about the transfer of another small 17th century church which was on the same site of the modern church today. Take a lift to the terrace of the Dome to enjoy a panoramic view of the marvelous island of Gozo. "Forget your troubles and admire god's creation" It is simply a must ...
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Moniaits
London, UK1 439 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Nothing special really. Interesting to see the dome - third largest unsupported one in the world. The section of the old church is more interesting and if you prepare to pay €3 per head to go up the lift you can have some views of the Citaddella and surrounding areas.
Written 28 May 2023
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Ann C
Nashville, TN3 238 contributions
Nov 2022
Church of St. John The Baptist was on our city tour, we stopped in for a look around. It is located in the oldest village in Gozo.

The dome was completed in 1970, it is the 3rd largest dome in the world, the church is is described as a church within a church. The stone sculpture from the old church (1665) was placed inside the new church in its original location.
Written 14 November 2022
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cheshire3131
Runcorn, UK607 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
A spectacular church set in a small square.
There was a lift to the top of dome which there was a charge.
Written 9 July 2022
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jim m
Holymoorside, UK1 172 contributions
Mar 2022
As the lady said "it is €3 euro for the lift up but free on the way down". The lift is worth it, the inside is beautiful but the trip to the top gives a great extra bonus. From the top you can climb the spiral staircase up the bell tower for that extra height. However, it is old, steep, open and, when it rings, the sound of the bell goes through you. Set in a sweet public square which has public toilets with lift access.
Written 29 March 2022
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Sarah b
Lytham St Anne's, UK1 633 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
Really impressive church with volunteers to give background and take the small fee to take a lift up to the impressive balcony of the Dome. You can then walk round seeing the views of Victoria and back to the ferry port. It is also possible to climb a spiral staircase up the bell tower but the climb back down is not for the faint-hearted as it is very open. The church is very grand and you can tell why the locals are so proud of it.
Written 26 March 2022
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ErkiBear
London, UK380 contributions
Mar 2022
It is a pleasant 30 min walk from the centre of Victoria with pavements all the way. A hugely impressive church in a tiny village, the ladies who volunteer there are lovely and very informative. Definitely get the lift to the dome, the 360 view of all Gozo is absolutely worth it.
Written 23 March 2022
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Dive I
Island of Malta, Malta62 contributions
Dec 2021
The church ( Rotunda of St. John the Baptist) has the third largest free standing dome in the world.Fantastic church with great views from the top of the dome. It is a architectural masterpiece and testimony to the skills of the local stone workers.Great value 3 euro to the top.
Written 27 December 2021
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Mr_spudgun
Andover, UK66 contributions
Oct 2021
Well worth a visit. The church is as you would expect with lavish decoration, however, it has a lift up to roof. From the roof you can climb the bell tower and walk around taking in views of the entire island and over to Malta, For $3 you cant go far wrong.
Written 23 October 2021
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Wuzak
3 contributions
Mar 2021
The dome is illustrious. The steps of this church is full of garbage. Bell tower and elevator is a no no. As it is too confined.
Written 17 March 2021
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Mary C
California97 contributions
Nov 2019
Gozo’s first parish, Rotunda of Xewkija, is also known as Rotunda of St John the Baptist but is locally called the Rotunda.
The magnificent building towers over the town of Xewkija. The opulent interior displays breathtaking frescos, sculptures, and stained glass. This massive church has the 3rd largest unsupported dome in the world.
The first church on this site was built here in 1678. Over the ages, it was rebuilt several times and eventually dedicated to St John the Baptist.
Located in Xewkija, one of Gozo’s oldest villages, the present-day building’s first stone was laid in 1951. It took parishioners 20-years to build the massive church. Most of the labor was donated.
Remnants and sculptures from the older, now dismantled churches are displayed in the Sculpture Museum. You can take a lift to the dome for the most spectacular vistas on Gozo from the museum. You can even see Malta.
Written 28 October 2020
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