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Have you ever passed through the narrowest street in all of Gozo?
Within the street you can even find a wartime shelter!

Emma Galea

Gozo's colourful narrow alleys are a staple part of Gozitan scenery but none of them are quite as narrow as this street in Victoria, Gozo.

Aptly named, Triq id-Dejqa or Narrow Street in English, this street is found in the historical centre around the St George’s parish square.

The area in fact, preserves some of the best medieval street plans in Gozo so it comes as no surprise that the narrowest street in the country is found here.

It is even home to the war-time shelter and it's opening is easily visible when you pass by.

Gozo's narrowest street also houses a small niche dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows. Unfortunately, little is known about this particular niche in Gozo.

The lady of sorrows in this niche is depicted with her arms crossed as a small dagger pierces her chest. She has her head down as she contemplates in her pain and sadness.

The niche itself has been listed in the National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands after it was deemed to have ‘high historical, artistic and social’ value.

26th February 2024


Emma Galea
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Emma Galea
Emma is a Gozitan writer who loves all things related to English literature and history. When not busy studying or writing you will either find her immersed in a fictional book or at the cinema trying to watch as many films as she possibly can!

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