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Citadel

4.6/5
10 Reviews
Castle
Closed Open from 9:00am-5:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-3 hours
Address: Victoria, Victoria, Island of Gozo, Malta
Phone: +356 2156 3344/2156 3355

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Cittadella is the Victoria Castle on the island of Gozo, Malta. The area has been inhabited since the Bronze Age, and the place occupied by Cittadella is considered to be the acropolis of the Gallic or Glaucus in the Roman city of Carthage. During the Middle Ages, the Acropolis was transformed into a castle as a refuge for the population of Gozo. In the 15th century, the city walls expanded beyond the suburbs. This area has now become the historical core area of Victoria. The castle’s defenses were already weak in the 16th century. In 1551, the Ottoman army invaded Gozo and ransacked Cittadella. Between 1599 and 1622, the southern city wall of Cittadella was rebuilt and transformed into a gunpowder fortress. The northern city wall remained unchanged and still retains the medieval style. The reconstruction of the fortress was criticized at the time, so in the 17th and 18th centuries, plans to demolish the entire castle were made many times, but never implemented. Cittadella Castle played no defensive role during the French invasion and the subsequent 1798 uprising. In 1868, he was declared retirement by the British. The castle has been included in Malta’s UNESCO World Heritage List since 1998. Churches and other historic buildings can be seen in Cittadella Castle, including the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, built on the site of an earlier church between 1697 and 1711. The castle is the highest point on the north side of Victoria City, standing on the castle can overlook the entire Victoria City.

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  • Sightseer31379449765
    Sightseer31379449765
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    Love to visit this every time

    The citadel of Victoria in Gozo is really beautiful. You can visit it al year for free (although the museams are paid. You have a realy great view on Gozo since the citadel is on a high spot.

    Reviewed on /Date(1609741119000+0800)/
  • Jackiewebwitch
    Jackiewebwitch
    L-Iklin, null, Malta
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    Beyond beautiful Castle

    Magical place to visit especially in the evening. Now that the citadel has been restored to a most highest level. This landmark stands on the top of the list of a must visit places in Gozo.

    Reviewed on /Date(1609734609000+0800)/
  • Ana_L_23
    Ana_L_23
    Cascais, Portugal
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    Impressive

    This citadel is stunning and the main attraction in the city. There are a few sites worth to visit inside, including the gardens.

    Reviewed on /Date(1607473251000+0800)/
  • Jojoscorpio72
    Jojoscorpio72
    Nantwich
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    Wow!

    So much more than I expected - stunning inside and outside. Well worth a visit and only 3€ to enter the cathedral. Visitors centre only open on limited days due to Covid so check first!

    Reviewed on /Date(1605744235000+0800)/
  • graham t
    graham t
    Cape Town Central, South Africa
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    Great experience

    Great visit to the Citadel last night A service was on which gave it a real experience What a spectacular attraction The restoration work is amazing A must see when visiting Malta

    Reviewed on /Date(1600834335000+0800)/

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