San Lawrenz lies to the west of Gozo, some 4 kilometers from Victoria (Rabat). The village parish is dedicated to roman martyr Saint Lawrence. The foundation stone of the church was laid on 21st November 1886, the building being completed by 1897.
The area boasts some of the most spectacular scenery on Gozo; namely Dwerja bay, known as the inland sea. Here you will find ‘General’s Rock’, or ”Fungus Rock’, the name given to a 65 metre high megalith, so named because of the existence of a minute plant once having grown there which was mistaken for a fungus, and thought to have had great healing powers. There is a roman tomb at Dwerja and a tower dating back to the knights of St. John. The bay is also popular with bathers. A most interesting rock formation along this coastline is the ‘it-Tieqa taz-Zerqa’ (Azure Window), which is accessible both by boat and on foot, and is a great favourite with photographers, it resembles a doorway, or ‘window’ framing the blue of the sea.
The Maltese archipelago lies at the centre of the Mediterranean, consisting of three islands: Malta, Gozo & Comino with a total population of 400,000. The relationship between the Islanders and the various nationalities that occupied Malta over the centuries has created a marriage of styles and traditions, giving the Islands a fascinating eclectic culture.
With mostly sunny weather, expansive beaches, a thriving nightlife and 7,000 years of history, there is a great deal to see and do. With a little help from any guidebook, captivating places of interest are immediately identified.Flat-topped hills and intensely cultivated fields characterize the landscape whilst the coast has rugged cliffs, steep valleys and beautiful inlets. Baroque churches and old stone farmhouses dot the countryside.
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