"Ta'Pinu" Ta' Pinu Church Tip by mickeyboy07

Ta' Pinu Church, Gozo: 18 reviews and 45 photos

The National Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of Ta'Pinu is a Roman Catholic minor basilica and national shrine located some 700 metres from the village of Gharb.It is located on the edge of a cliff in open countryside which allows visitors to enjoy beautiful views of the area.
The origins of the shrine are unknown,it was first recorede in the archives of the Curia in Gozo,when the Bishop Domenico Cubelles paid a visit to the chapel.this noted that the chapel had been rebuilt and that it belonged to the noble family of the 'Gentile'.In 1575 the apostolic 'Pietro Duzina' was delegated by 'Pope Gregory XII' to visit the Maltese islands.He ordered the church which was in a bad state to be demolished but due to an omen in which a builder broke his arm whilst working here it was to remain and became the church you see today.

Address: Ta' Pina rd,Gharb,GRB 1704,Gozo,Malta
Phone: 356 2155 6187
Website: http://www.tpina.org

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  • Written Apr 13, 2013
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