The Citadel


Over the last few years the Ċittadella of Gozo has undergone a major revamp through two restoration and rehabilitation projects co-financed by the European Union. The newly restored Citadel is now yours to discover.





Also known as the Cittadella, this is a small fortified city located on a promontory at the centre of Gozo’s capital, Victoria. The fortifications date mostly from the early 17th century, the time of the Knights of Malta, although some parts date back to the 15th century. Archaeologists have revealed that the area’s history goes back even farther in time. It was first inhabited during the Bronze Age, then settled by the Phoenicians and further developed by the Romans.


The Citadel is a fascinating place to visit for all ages, and a walk around the city walls provides a breathtaking, panoramic 360° view of Gozo. Within the Citadel there are a few notable buildings including:



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