Christ Statue


As you enter Marsalforn from Victoria, you'll see the figure of Christ on a hill. The statue was erected in the 1970s, replacing earlier statues and a wooden cross from around the 1900s; the 96m-high hill is known as Tas-Salvatur (the Redeemer).

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1. Ta' Mena

0.66 MILES

This winery near Xagħra en route from Victoria to Marsalforn sells good wine under the Marsamena and Ancient Gods labels, and has a well-stocked farm shop…

2. Xwieni Bay

0.89 MILES

Around 1.5km from Marsalforn, Xwieni Bay is separated from neighbouring Qbajjar Bay by a headland with a small fort. Xwieni combines a sandy beach for…

3. Salt Pans

1.03 MILES

Walk or drive west along the promenade, past the tiny sand beaches at Qbajjar Bay and the more scenic Xwieni Bay, until you reach a rocky shore. This wild…

4. Żebbuġ

1.07 MILES

Żebbuġ is a quiet Gozitan village in the hills west of Marsalforn. It is mainly residential as accommodation and services for travellers are largely…

5. Xerri's Grotto

1.12 MILES

In the back streets to the north of the village square lies Xerri’s Grotto. This underground cavern, complete with stalactites and stalagmites, is unusual…

6. Ninu's Cave


In the back streets to the north of the village square lies Ninu’s Cave, beneath an unassuming-looking house. This underground cavern, discovered by the…

7. Church of Our Lady of Victory

1.27 MILES

This church dates from the 17th century. It contains a beautiful marble statue of the Virgin Mary, called locally ‘Il-Bambina’, brought here from…

8. Pomskizillious Museum of Toys

1.29 MILES

This small labour of love has an impressive array of 19th-century and 1930s doll houses, toy soldiers, and spooky china dolls, mostly in glass cases…