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Address: Triq Marija Bambina, Xaghra, Island of Gozo XRA 2112, Malta
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+356 2156 1071
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
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OPEN MONDAY - SUNDAY from 09.00 Till 17.00Hrs (last admission at...

OPEN MONDAY - SUNDAY from 09.00 Till 17.00Hrs (last admission at 16.30Hrs).

Ta' Kola Windmill in Xaghra, Gozo, is one of the few surviving windmills on the Maltese Islands dating back to the Knights' Period. Its origins go back to 1725 during the magistracy of Grand Master Manoel de Vilhena (1722-36).

Nowadays, the windmill houses one of the largest known collections of tools, some of which were manufactured by the last miller who lived inside the mill. The site offers a glimpse into the traditional rural life of the locals during the past centuries.

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The windmill is well preserved but it is no longer used. There is a small museum inside. You can buy a joint ticket at the Gantija Temples and if you are visiting the temple you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Iain M
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The outside of the windmill is picturesque. Inside, it is kind of a small museum. They have artefacts used in the windmills, as well as history of windmills on the island and personal artefacts from families who used to live there. It was nice to have a little look but it was very small. There are very steep and narrow... More 

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Thank Meg J
tyne and wear
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A small but very interesting place full of character and history. You buy your ticket at the gigantia temples which allows you to visit both places.

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Thank littlemeercat
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106 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The windmill is well preserved but it is no longer used. There is a small museum inside. You can buy a joint ticket at the Gantija Temples and if you are visiting the temple you might as well visit the windmill.

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Thank Iain M
Paignton Devon
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60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good example of the windmills that used to adorn the island of Gozo. It is basically new, but done to a very high standard and very interesting, we enjoyed the windmill more than the Gigantes Tembles just down the road.

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Thank TheCommodorePaignton
Greater London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Its a small place, but nice to visit if you have also the temple ggandga opposite. Both the visit worth it.

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Thank adelia1008
England, United Kingdom
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630 reviews
214 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This was far more interesting than I thought it would be. I got a combined ticket for 9 Euros including the ancient temple site nearby. This is well preserved, plenty to see and the most interesting thing for me was the history of the last miller who lived there and who fought at Gallipoli! Worth 30 minutes of your time!

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Thank TartanWanderer
North Lincolnshire
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115 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Small museum representing local life from a few generations ago when there were many of these mills on the island and villagers depended on them fro their bread. Plenty of artefacts and information boards. Worth a visit, see Ggantija site as well. Easy walk between.

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Thank AirlieJock
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The ticket for Ta'Kola Windmill is included in the ticket for the Ggantija Temples (10€/adult). Not that impressive as the temples but nice and also well cared for.

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Thank Schöneberg, E
Xaghra, Malta
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Really interesting place with lots of information. Recently restored mechanism fantastic. There is more to see than you might think

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Thank marionchessell
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

30 euros bought us a family ticket to see this and the ggantija temples round the corner, and we considered the expense worthwhile. Its a nice windmill, (not that we have much experience of them) but my husband especially enjoyed it, looking at the tools etc. My daughter and I loved seeing the living areas and reading about the last... More 

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