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THE CITADEL

Banca Giuratale, Pjazza Indipendenza, Victoria, VCT 1020, Gozo

The Citadel

The Citadel in Gozo owes its roots to the late medieval era, but the hill has been settled since Neolithic times.

After the Great Siege of 1565, the Knights set about re-fortifying it to provide refuge and defence against further attack.

Until 1637, the Gozitan population was required by law to spend their nights within the Citadel for their own safety.

In later, more peaceful times, this restriction was lifted and people settled below its walls, creating the prosperous town of Rabat, now known as Victoria.

Contact Information

  • Contact: Victoria Local Council
  • Phone: +356 21563344
  • Phone: +356 21563355

Facilities & Services

  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Children Welcome
  • Parking
  • Public Payphone
  • Restaurant
  • Town/City Location

General Information

  • Opening Days:
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    • Saturday
    • Sunday
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