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The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Ranked #9 of 40 things to do in Victoria
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

At the enrance of the citadel lies the impressive cathedral of Gozo. There are steps to get into the cathedral.

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"trompe l'oeil"
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"fantastic building"
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"flat roof"
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"pope pius ix"
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"impressive facade"
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"tourists visit"
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"optical illusion"
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"fake dome"
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"gift shop"
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"includes entrance"
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"steps leading"
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"beautiful inside"
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"side chapels"
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"baroque style"
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"santa marija"
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"visiting victoria"
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"well worth the visit"
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

A beautiful building to visit, and so photogenic, alas it was closed when we visited as they were getting ready for Easter. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

The Cathedral of Assumption ha been a church since Byzantium times (535~870 AD) with the present structure built in 1716 AD after the 1693 earthquake. In 1864 it became a Bishopric seat of the diocese of Gozo & Comino. Entrance fee was 4 Euros per adult that also included the museum at the side of the Cathedral.
The Cathedral was built in a baroque style with a beautiful front exterior and had a flight of steps leading to the entrance, from the cathedral square, past two bronze statues of previous Popes. Inside the nave was covered in decorated marble slabs that led to the High altar that was inlaid with Malachite. There were many side chapels and transepts that were adorned with paintings, statues and altars, the ones that were of particular interest to me were the statue of Santa Marija and the remains of St. Lucida, a Roman martyr. There was also some beautiful chandeliers hanging by the North and South transepts.
The Cathedral museum was just around the corner at the side of the Cathedral and consisted of the main hall that contained historical paintings and religious vestments and a lower hall that contained the silverware collection. The museum exhibits were all nice and charming. Both the Cathedral and museum were fascinating and well worth a visit. There is a plaque on the side of the Cathedral marking a visit by Queen Elizabeth 2 and Prince Philip in 1992.

Thank zubenel57
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

This place is great to visit but only if you have the time for it, there is a small little restaurant and the views go Gozo are just so awesome and amazing.

Thank Dillon X
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

This has to be the best part of visiting Victoria. The church is amazing and inside is breath-taking.

Thank Helen T
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