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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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  • Very nice place (thank you EC grants). Restoration and development are exemplary. The view is magnificent.
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  • A restoration that lasted months did bloom an architectural masterpiece worthy to stand among the Unesco sites. Since the access road there is measured by a skilful combination between the modern steel and paving slabs, with the ancient walls of the fortifications. The entry with a staircase "suspended" centuries-old stone steps to its former glory and leave without fiatao, especially at night when the lights of a lighting that brings out the entire resort from kilometres away. Playing with the heights of the moat and sottostandi the new stairway was created a multimedia Museum of Citadel illustrating the origins and functions with clips and artifacts. The access is free. So much care has been put into the renovation of the central square near the Cathedral, the Palace of the Governor, the Court (still in use) and old galleys with a pillory outside ready for the inevitable photographs. Very beautiful walkways along the path you can admire all the main towns on the island are recognizable for their baroque churches besides delicious glimpses of beautiful, albeit austere, nature. Highly recommended even for a day trip to those who stay in Malta.
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  • The entrance to the castle is free. Service that was life there, at that time. And you have views of the island.
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