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) natural arch on the island of Gozo, located just off the shores of Malta. The limestone feature, which was in Dwejra Bay close to the Inland Sea and Fungus Rock, was one of the island's major tourist attractions until it collapsed in stormy weather on 8 March 2017. The small rock over the water is no longer accessible by walking. The arch, together with other natural features in the area, has appeared in a number of international films and media productions.

The rock formation, which consisted of a pillar rising from the sea joined to the cliff by a horizontal slab, was created by the collapse of a sea cave, probably during the 19th century. The final collapse followed a century of natural erosion, during which large sections of the limestone arch had broken off and fallen into the sea.

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