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The Citadel, Victoria

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#1 of 18 in Historic Sites in Island of Gozo
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Make the climb to the top of Gozo's first fortifications, The 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 The Citadel.
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  • A nice place to absorb some of the history of the city. Great views over the surrounding area and of a lot the churches.  more »
  • Really a small walled town with shops, restaurants & museums. Unfortunately the cathedral was just closing for a service as we arrived, but these things happen. On the other hand the views from the ba...  more »
  • Nice Citadel, well maintained and clean site. Nice view by the turn of the ramparts. But little to visit and more.
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  • Cozy cinema, friendly staff and interesting programme in the heart of Victoria
  • Cinema is ok to see a film but it falls short to be considered as a full cinema. By way of example forget the warm popcorn or hot nachos. You can buy crisps and bottles of soft drinks and that's it. Payment for tickets is in cash, the epos machine has not yet made it to Citadel cinema.
  • Lovely little cinema. Films are pretty current. Not too expensive. Usually plenty of seats available. Worth a visit.
  • State of the Art 4K Sony Digital Theatre. I loved the adverts from Pepsi with American Authors and Young Rising Sons, made me feel right at home. Ticket prices are great. Concessions downstairs.
  • During the day they show "Gozo 360" as well. I visited the german version. After a few minutes the film stopped because some French people came in. A man brought us headsets and so everybody could hear it in his language. But it was not quite polite to stop the film only because somebody other came in and the the much bigger problem: the headphones were old and very ugly, they smelled used and glued. The film itself is 30 Min but the informations, without any prosa, could be reduced to 10 minutes. Only the pictures have been great, for them I would give 5 star rating.
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