Malta's famous Azure Window is gone forever

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Malta has lost one of the famous tourist spot... But you need to go there anyway, such a beautiful destination to discover amazing nature and people.

Malta’s world-renowned Azure Window has collapsed after heavy storms in March. Tieqa tad-Dwejra, as it is known in Malta, was lost to the sea. Even the stacks have gone.

Environment Minister Jose Herrera said several studies had shown that no man-made intervention could have prevented the collapse.

Gozo Minister Anton Refalo likened the event to "losing a part of yourself" but was keen to stress that Gozo had a lot to offer apart from the Azure Window.

Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis described the window as a marketing asset that had now been lost but expressed confidence that Gozitan tourism would weather the blow.



The Gozo Tourism Association issued a statement saying that the inevitable had happened and the island lost one of its iconic beauties.

"The flagship of the Gozitan touristic sites has sunk in its same birth place from where for thousands of years, it stood high and proud heralding one of the natural beauties our little island is endowed with," the Association said.

"The much promoted Azure window is no more, and only millions of photographs remain as testimony of this touristic spot."
They said that although Dwejra had been "orphaned" with the loss, the tourism community in Gozo believed Dwejra would continue to thousands of tourists every day.

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