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The Citadel, Victoria

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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. Make The Citadel part of your personalized Victoria itinerary using our Victoria vacation generator.
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  • Jam packed with history, no entrance fee,, visitors centre very informative,fabulous views across the whole island from the ramparts,, the refurbishment work has been completed and very easy to get ar...  more »
  • Take at least a couple of hours to wander around this ancient citadel. The restoration work is outstanding, and well done. Lots of narrow alleys and small plazas, including the main plaza in front of ...  more »
  • Interesting view into the way people lived centuries ago in Gozo. Wonderful architecture and amazing views over the island  more »
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  • Our tour guide brought us here. It's a nice shop with friendly staff, but it seems pretty pricey.
  • Cosy cinema with good quality picture and sound.
  • Amazingly beautiful place. But uou need to visit when it's sunny because you nees to see the sights and the citadel from outside. Heritage pass works for the museum of archeology here as well.
  • Great movie about Gozo, Gozo 360. Really interesting
  • Nice little theater, about 5 euro per evening ticket.