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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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  • If you go on the island of Gozo, you must stop at Victoria. The Citadel is well maintained, there are few shops which allows to keep a certain authenticity.
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  • Closes at 17, do not miss the walk and visit the Church, old prison building and everything in it. Must see or perhaps only in a small island far too overrated.
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  • What a beautiful structure to see, first hand. And to be able to walk through it, and learn of its history, is humbling, indeed! So glad we took the time to visit Gozo, and the Cittadella! Tom and Lis...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Great movie about Gozo, Gozo 360. Really interesting
  • 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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