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Church of the Annunciation

  • Address
    Triq il-Kbira, Żebbuġ, Malta
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  • Visiting Hours
  • What to see
    Painting of the Annunciation


The Church of the Annunciation in Żebbuġ, Malta, has a rich history dating back to the 16th century, being mentioned during the visit of Bishop Pietro Dusina in 1575. At that time, the island boasted a remarkable 36 churches dedicated to the Annunciation. Although the original church was in poor condition, Marian devotion endured, and today, Żebbuġ is home to several churches dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Over the centuries, the Church of the Annunciation underwent changes and improvements, most notably the construction of a new temple in 1696. The current structure, octagonal in shape with a straight façade, reflects remarkable architectural elements, including a papal coat of arms (Pope Innocent XII) over the main door.

This church is not only an architectural landmark on the Maltese Way, but also a testament to the deep-rooted Marian devotion on the island. Its presence highlights the importance of the Annunciation, along with other Marian devotions, in Maltese religious tradition, making Żebbuġ a significant point of interest for pilgrims exploring Malta’s spiritual richness.

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