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The Citadel, Victoria

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#1 of 12 in Historic Sites in Island of Gozo
Ruin Landmark Must See
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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  • August 17, 2017
    The Citadel is beautiful, including the walk on the ramparts which allows to have a nice view on the surrounding countryside.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Probably discourages some climb but worth it, whether we go day or night. You can enjoy a beautiful view from different angles and in addition is well lit and well maintained. Not least, it's all free, apart from the old prison building and little else.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Very nice place with beautiful views of the island of gozo. Do end year day but attention at the close of the visit of the Citadel. The walk on the ramparts is very nice.
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  • July 5, 2017
    Great quality and sound, nice cooled in summer. Could show more films but it is a small cinema with 2 screens so it is understandable.
  • June 14, 2017
    Our tour guide brought us here. It's a nice shop with friendly staff, but it seems pretty pricey.
  • June 14, 2017
    Cosy cinema with good quality picture and sound.
  • March 3, 2017
    Great movie about Gozo, Gozo 360. Really interesting
  • February 10, 2017
    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.

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