Thursday, May 1, 2014

Xaghra, Gozo, Malta

Xaghra is a small town in the middle of the island of Gozo. The main attraction is the Ggantija prehistoric temples just outside of town. After we had visited the temples, we came to the town square for lunch. The town square is dominated by Our Lady of Victories Church.

The church end of Xaghra's town square

The opposite side from the church

Some of the in between buildings

The town is also home to Oleander's, a popular local spot for authentic Maltese cuisine. We had a good (though casually-paced) lunch there. Back outside, we saw some more of the plaza and the exterior of the church. The church was closed for siesta. It has some fine statues and plaques outside.

Madonna and Child

St. Joseph

Doors closed for siesta

Some parish priests memorialized

The streets are clean and straightforward. They definitely give the sense of the peaceful island life of the locals.

A typical street

After lunch, we went to visit the Ta'Kola Windmill, also in town. We visited a playground too, which will be tomorrow's post!

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