Chapel of the Annunciation, Żurrieq
The Chapel of the Annunciation was built in the mid-1400s and consecrated in 1480. Excavations have shown
which was built on the same site as a 13th century chapel.
The internal space consists of a single nave divided into bays by four transverse arches that rise from the wall pilasters. Low stone benches ('dukkiena') are placed between the four pointed arches. At the east end of the chapel there is an apse which was separated from the rest of the church by a wooden screen, which was probably a XNUMXth century addition. The internal side walls of the chapel, except for the apse, are covered
with murals depicting life-size hieratic saints with Gothic inscriptions at the bottom. On either side of the west gate there are two icons, representing St. George, who are
almost replicas of each other.
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