Azure Window

Gozo, Valletta



Gozo, Valletta





The Azure Window is a popular tourist destination. It was formed after two caves collapsed. The waters around the arch are suitable for swimming, scuba diving, and boating. In recent years, the arch has gained notoriety for the illegal cliff-diving. It is also an extremely popular natural wonder that often appears in TV shows, movies and documentaries!


The Azure Window is a popular visitor destination being situated near Dwejra Bay on the Inland Sea. The arch is nearly 100 feet tall.


The Azure Window (Maltese: it-Tieqa Żerqa), also known as the Dwejra Window (Maltese: it-Tieqa tad-Dwejra), was a 28-metre-tall (92 ft) limestone natural arch on the island of Gozo in Malta. It was located in Dwejra Bay, within the limits of San Lawrenz, close to the Inland Sea and the Fungus Rock, and was one of Malta's major tourist attractions. The arch, together with other natural features in the area, has appeared in a number of international films and media productions.

The formation was created by the collapse of a sea cave, probably during the 19th century. It consisted of a pillar of rock rising from the sea and joined to the cliff by a horizontal slab. Following decades of natural erosion that caused parts of the arch to fall into the sea, the slab and pillar collapsed completely in stormy weather on 8 March 2017.

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