Gozo – an amazing coastline

Azure Window Gozo

Azure Window Gozo

The Azure Window Gozo was a famous landmark in Malta until one fateful night in March 2017, the Azure window collapse, when high winds and waves brought the arch crashing down into the blue sea on the coast of Dwejra, Gozo. This iconic landmark has been sorely missed by locals with Gozitans setting up an Azure Window Memorial.

What was the Azure Window?

The Azure Window was a 28 metre high (92 feet) natural arch in Malta made from limestone. The earliest known mention of the arch was in an 1824 illustration of Dwejra but the Gozo arch is believed to have taken over 500 years to form from what started as an ordinary cliff face to being eroded into an arch formation that inspired millions. Although sometimes referred to as the Azure Window Malta it was located in Dwejra, a small town on the island of Gozo, Malta’s smaller sister island.

Azure Window and Dwejra

The Azure window has always been a famous landmark with tourist flocking to the town of Dwejra for breath-taking views along the Gozo coast and peering through the ‘window’ of the arch at the azure sea. Many recent visitors were inspired by film and TV such as the azure window Game of Thrones episodes where a number of scenes for this popular program were filmed here, in fact Malta is a popular filming location. Even though the Azure Window has disappeared under the surface of the water Dwejra also has a couple of other famous landmarks such as the Fungas Rock and the Inland Sea that still attract plenty of visitors each year. Dwejra is also a superb dive site with caves and of course the remains if the arch, in fact the ‘blue hole’ located next to the Azure Window is rated among the top 10 dives in Europe.

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