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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. Before you head to Victoria, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Victoria trip app , to make sure you see all that Victoria has to offer, including The Citadel.
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  • We visited the citadel as part of an organised tour, so didn't get time to see it all, or do it justice. What we did see was very interesting. Wish we had had more time there. The views from the top w...  more »
  • beautiful place to visit on Victoria the Citadel with its ramparts we spend a good hour see more has to make pictures with the magnificent view to do absolutely if you are on Gozo
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