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The Citadel, Victoria
(3.9/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
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. Make The Citadel part of your personalized Victoria itinerary using our Victoria vacation generator.
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  • Large castle with magnificent architecture. Free entrance, but entrance is not free in the church. Since we are Catholics we found this very strange. 
  • due to time constraints we didn't see the Museum inside but visited only the path. from the top of enjoys a wonderful view over gozo. is a waiting list to become a unesco world heritage site. impeccably maintained. convenient for families with children of any age.
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  • You are wandering how many churches there are on Malta and Gozo looking at the size of the population. The Citadel tops this. A big fortress like layout and a church in between. Some shops and small m...  more »