The origins of the Shrine of Our Lady of Ta' Pinu are lost in the midst of time. The first records of its existence are in the archives of the Curia in Gozo. Ta' Pinu church offers an extensive range of spiritual and religious services. Most of these services are customized to accommodate and respect the individual requirements. Ta’ Pinu National Shrine holds three interesting Museums. These are: The Ex Voto Museum, The Sanctuary Museum and Karmni Grima Museum.
The Azure Window (Maltese: Tieqa Żerqa) is a natural arch in the Maltese island of Gozo featuring a table-like rock over the sea. It is situated near two other famous natural landmarks - the Inland Sea, and Dwejra Bay. The stunning geography of the area was created thousands of years ago when two limestone caves collapsed. This and the nearby Blue Hole and Inland sea are popular scuba diving sites. Dwejra is a tourist village that belongs to the town of St. Lawrence, Gozo, Malta. Dwejra Bay is also part of San Lawrenz. The water of the bay is suitable for swimming, scuba diving, and boating.
Although the Hornblower Boat Cruise to Comino does not stop at the Crystal Lagoon, for those that like to stretch the legs, its only a 15 minute walk once we dock up in Comino. The less well known Crystal Lagoon which has emerald green water, almost equally beautiful, but unfortunately very little opportunity to swim from the shore as it's surrounded by cliffs.
Take a boat cruise around the Grand Harbour in Malta with the Hornblower boat cruise. The Grand Harbour was the base for the Knights of St John for 268 years, and after their departure became a strategic base for the British for a further 170 years. It was the site in the late 16th century of a devastating tornado that killed 600 people and destroyed a shipping armada. The area was the scene of much of the fighting in the First Siege of Malta when the Turks attempted to eject the Knights of St John.
Santa Maria Bay is a beach on the island of Comino. It provides a great view for tourists and is also a good place for scuba diving and snorkeling. If you are planning to see Comino and all the wonderful places that this island has to offer, here are some other suggestions: The Blue Lagoon. It is a very popular spot to dive, snorkel, and swim because of the clear waters and white sand. It offers a breathtaking sight that you wouldn’t want to miss. St. Mary’s Tower.
In 1618 the military engineer Vittorio Cassar designed the tower for Grand Master Alof de Wignacourt of the Knights of Malta. Funds for its construction were raised primarily by means of the sale of Comino brushwood. Located roughly in the centre of the southern coast of the island, it formed part of a chain of defensive towers – the Wignacourt, Lascaris, and De Redin towers – installed at vantage points along the coastline of the Maltese Islands. St. Mary's Tower greatly improved communications between the islands of Malta and Gozo.
Between Comino and adjacent islet of Cominotto (Maltese: Kemmunett) lie the transparent, cyan waters of the Blue Lagoon (Maltese: Bejn il-Kmiemen, literally "Between the Cominos") The Blue Lagoon is a picturesque bay with a white sandy base and rich marine life. It is popular with divers, snorkelers and swimmers. Other beaches on Comino include St. Mary Bay (Maltese: Ramla ta' Santa Marija) and St. Nicholas Bay (Maltese: Bajja San Niklaw).