Ta' Kola Windmill, Xaghra

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Ta' Kola Windmill, Il-Mitħna ta' Kola, is a windmill in the village of Xagħra, on the island of Gozo in the Maltese archipelago. It was built in 1725 by the Fondazione Vilhena of Grand Master Manoel de Vilhena, and was rebuilt in the 1780s. It became a museum in 1992.Like many other Maltese windmills, it has a round central tower surrounded by a number of rooms. The sails and milling machinery have been restored, as have the miller's living-quarters. The museum also contains a large collection of traditional tools, mostly for wood- and iron-working.
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  • Right up the road from Ggantija Temples. Built by the Knights in 1725 is one of the few left standing. Inside is a cute display of lifestyle with tools and living quarters. Back in the time bread was ...  more »
  • We visited this windmill because entry was included with the entrance ticket to the nearby temples. It was fairly interesting, but I wouldn't make a special effort to come here.  more »
  • We came here because it was included in the ticket with the Ggintja temples. The windmill is a few minutes walk from the entrance to the temples and easy to spot! The tour is self guided and it was in...  more »
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  • Much nicer than the reviews implied. Went as it was included in the price of the temple ruins thinking it was going to be rubbish but might as well, think i enjoyed it more than the ruins! Very cute little museum and learnt quite a bit from it, also gives a great feel for how it must have felt living there. Was only made better by the fact that it was practically empty so we could wander around pretty freely!
  • Museum in an 18th century windmill. Shows how people lived 300 years ago. Plenty of everyday items to see. Part of the display explains how the mill worked. Sitting outside beneath the beautiful carob tree is so relaxing!
  • The windmill itself is a great photo opportunity itself but the surroundings make it kinda hard to find a decent spot to shot from.
  • A glad discovery within the area (and the ticket) of Ggantja. Climb the stairs and discover an ancient craft world, forgotten by now.
  • I've found it nice to see the photo of this windmill's last mill man.
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