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st. gorg church in victoria. gozo island. malta

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A: st. gorg square in victoria. gozo. malta

by luis davilla, less than 10 meters away

st. gorg square in victoria. gozo. malta

st. gorg square in victoria. gozo. malta

B: Pjazza San Gorg in Victoria (Rabat), Gozo

by Uwe Buecher, less than 10 meters away

Pjazza San Gorg in Victoria (Rabat), Gozo

C: cathedral in victoria. gozo island. malta

by luis davilla, 200 meters away

cathedral in victoria. gozo island. malta

cathedral in victoria. gozo island. malta

E: Cathedral Santa Marija in Victoria, Gozo

by Uwe Buecher, 230 meters away

Cathedral Santa Marija in Victoria, Gozo

F: Il-Kastell in Victoria, Gozo

by Monika Moser Nagy, 250 meters away

This pano is taken at the ramparts of Il-Kastell (Citadelle) which crown the hill of Victoria, capita...

Il-Kastell in Victoria, Gozo

G: victoria in gozo island. malta

by luis davilla, 250 meters away

victoria in gozo island. malta

victoria in gozo island. malta

H: victoria in gozo island. malta

by luis davilla, 270 meters away

victoria in gozo island. malta

victoria in gozo island. malta

I: Rotunda Church in Xewkija, Gozo

by Uwe Buecher, 2.4 km away

Rotunda Church in Xewkija, Gozo

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