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Citadel, Victoria

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Make the climb to the top of Gozo's first fortifications, Citadel, and take in expansive views of the island and beyond. The walls date back to the Bronze Age, around 1,500 BCE, and since then have been subject to multiple sieges. Walk the full circuit of the ramparts for viewpoints overlooking the island's open countryside and Victoria, Malta, across the water. Several other attractions are housed within, including the Archaeology Museum, the Folklore Museum, the Natural Science Museum, the Old Prisons, and the Gozo Cathederal. Admission to all of these are included with the purchase of a multi-site ticket. Be aware that while the walk is short, it is a steep climb up to the top. Before you head to Victoria, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Victoria trip app, to make sure you see all that Victoria has to offer, including Citadel.
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  • November 2018 (not 2019) This is one of those places where you need to spend a good part of your day. If you're a history buff like I am, then there's soooo much to see and learn here. This is...  more »
  • If you visit Gozo you should definitely visit the citadel in Victoria. The whole place hs a fascinating history. You can walk the ramparts free of charge and the views over the island re fantastic...  more »
  • We were on the red bus tour and we made the biggest stop here. Narrow streets lead us to the Middle Ages. From the Citadel you can see magnificent landscapes throughout the island of Gozo. And...  more »
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  • Clean cinemas. Good sound and comfortable seats. Nice way to spend an evening watching a good film. Always a pleasure to visit when in Gozo.
  • It is small, only 2 screens, a movie only shows for 2 weeks, but it doesn't bother with an intermission which makes it better, as well as more convenient for me, than the larger cinemas in Malta.
  • Since the upgrade, the 2 screens are impressive. The only problem is that the new seating is not comfortable if you are of large build, as I am.
  • Worth it to visit. Once it was for 2 yrs the heart of the independent Gozo. They were really tough... Take a look and your time to discover more abt Gozo.
  • I love the place. staff is very helpful, friendly and welcoming.

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