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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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  • We had taken the discovery of Gozo in an 'all-inclusive' excursion. We have inherited a German guide (Annette) which has led to the schlague of end-to-end at no load with only one stop for 30 min in a "craft village" and a stop lunch express in restaurant junk food that probably sponsor organization. Your authoritarian, perpetual stress, no empathy, the eye on the clock at any time, that Lady contributed well to spoil the visit of an island that probably deserve better.
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  • The Citadel is a place to see on Gozo. Free is a real advantage over everything that one can find pays off in Malta. An hour of visit is necessary, and the small museum is to do before you walk around.
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  • Get to the Citadel from the main bus station Victoria need to walk-it is well visible from the station platform. The Citadel is a fortress towering over the capital, which for centuries served as the most reliable reinforcement for the inhabitants of the island. Citadella today includes the Cathedral, the museums, as well as the ruins of ancient houses, streets, winding passages, arched vaults. To visit with her recommend-walls offer sweeping views of Gozo. Admission is free.
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