Ta' Kola Windmill

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Ta' Kola Windmill
Il-Mitħna ta' Kola
Ta' Kola Windmill.jpg
General information
Status Grade I listing
Type Windmill
Address Triq Marija Bambina
Town or city Xagħra, Gozo
Country Malta
Coordinates 36°02′58″N 14°15′57″E / 36.04944°N 14.26583°E / 36.04944; 14.26583Coordinates: 36°02′58″N 14°15′57″E / 36.04944°N 14.26583°E / 36.04944; 14.26583
Completed 1725
Renovated 1780s
Owner Government-owned

Ta' Kola Windmill, Maltese: 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[1] by the Fondazione Vilhena of Grand Master Manoel de Vilhena, and was rebuilt in the 1780s.[2][3] It became a museum in 1992.[3]

Like many other Maltese windmills, it has a round central tower surrounded by a number of rooms.[2] 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.[4]:221


  1. ^ Ta' Kola Windmill. Ministry for Gozo. Archived 14 February 2009.
  2. ^ a b [s.n.] (16 December 2011). Ta' Kola Windmill. National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands.
  3. ^ a b History. Heritage Malta. Archived 27 February 2010.
  4. ^ Victor Borg (2001). The Rough Guide to Malta & Gozo. London: Rough Guides. ISBN 9781858286808.

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