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Gran Castello Historic House

Situated in a cluster of late medieval houses within the Citadel, these are rare survivors built before the arrival of the Knights of St John. 

The houses, which are now interconnected, were probably built for wealthy families in the early 16th century, with architectural features showcasing Sicilian and Catalan influences, as well as a sophisticated late Gothic style.

On the ground floor, you will find exhibits depicting rural trades and skills, such as agriculture and stone-masonry, as well as tools relating to traditional agriculture, blacksmithing, and carpentry, along with a variety of weights and measures. Here, you will also find a reconstruction of a mill-room.

The religious lifestyle of Gozo is represented on the mezzanine, by an interesting ex-voto collection and intricate handmade model churches.

The first floor was once the living quarters of the resident families, and it now hosts an exhibition on traditional Gozitan crafts, which include lace-making and weaving. There are also displays on the cotton industry, and the traditional fishing industry.

Opening Hours

  • 0900-1700
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Pricing

€5

Adults (18 - 59)

€3,50

Youths (12-17 years)

€3,50

Senior Citizens (60+)

€3,50

Students

€2,50

Children (6-11 years)

Free

Infants (1-5)

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