There is probably no known area in the world that holds as many churches, chapels and Neolithic temples in its territory as the tiny island of Gozo.
The Ġgantija megalithic temple predates the Pyramids of ancient Egypt by some 1,500 years and is considered to be one of the oldest freestanding temples in the world.
In order to understand appreciate better how the monumental Rotunda Church of Xewkija came to be, this guide is an eye-witness account of what actually happened during and after the construction of this mightily impressive church, that defied skeptics and critics.
Rarely had such an impoverished village of a little more than 3,000 inhabitants built such a grand monument. Rarely had human motivation seemed more determined.
It is a faithful testimony of the history, the evolution and the remarkable construction of this magnificent Roman Catholic church that dominates the skyline of the island.
Furthermore, it attests to the indomitable spirit, unfailing courage, sheer perseverance and the remarkable skill of the villagers, the Xewkin.