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Għajnsielem is a city on Gozo, Malta. It includes the island of Comino. It has a population of 3,200 residents (as of March 2014).


Its name originated from the water spring, around which in 1700, Grandmaster Perellos built an arcade containing public wash basins and fresh water spouts.

Get in[edit]

It is 4.2 km from Victoria (Rabat) — 8 min by car, 17 min on bus 301 from Value in Gozo, or 50 min on foot,

Get around[edit]

Map of Għajnsielem


  • Lourdes Chapel. With its sharp steeple and underlying niche of Our Lady of Lourdes.
  • 1 Fort Chambray. Built in the mid-18th century by the Order of Saint John. The fort was meant to be the citadel of a new city which was to replace the Cittadella as the island's capital, but this plan never materialized. Nowadays the fort is turned into a luxury accommodation. Fort Chambray (Q1438478) on Wikidata Fort Chambray on Wikipedia
  • 2 Ghajnsielem Parish Church (Parish Church of Our Lady of Loreto). Roman Catholic neo-gothic parish church. Its construction started in 1924, but it was consecrated only in 1989. Our Lady of Loreto Parish Church (Q30623766) on Wikidata Our Lady of Loreto Parish Church on Wikipedia
  • 3 Mġarr ix-Xini Tower. open to the public on Saturdays. The largest of the coastal watchtowers that the Knights of Malta erected on the island of Gozo. It was completed in 1661 and has been restored. Mġarr ix-Xini Tower (Q19593873) on Wikidata Mġarr ix-Xini Tower on Wikipedia
  • 4 Santa Cecilia Tower. It was built in 1613 by a member of the Order of St. John, and it could relay messages across the island. Today, the tower is in good condition and it is a private residence. Santa Cecilia Tower (Q24878029) on Wikidata Santa Cecilia Tower on Wikipedia
  • 5 Santa Cecilia Chapel. Open to the public free of charge on the last Saturday of every month from 11:00 to 13:00. Group visits can be arranged by appointment. Built in around 1540, but it was deconsecrated in 1644, being converted into an ancillary building for the nearby Santa Cecilia Tower. St. Cecilia Chapel (Q20004013) on Wikidata Santa Cecilia Chapel on Wikipedia


  • Għajnsielem F.C.. The oldest-still-active club in Gozo, it was founded in 1936. The club has won the Gozo Football League First Division seven times. Għajnsielem F.C. (Q5627450) on Wikidata Għajnsielem F.C. on Wikipedia






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