Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Malta  /  Island of Gozo  /  Victoria  /  Citadel

Citadel, Victoria

Must see · Castle · Ruin
Make the climb to the top of Gozo's first fortifications, 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 Citadel.
Create an itinerary including Citadel
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Citadel reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
3,090 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • 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  more »
  • The place is full of history and very well restored. It's a must if you visit Gozo. It really takes you back in time.  more »

Plan your trip to Victoria

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Side trips from Victoria

4.9
Duration: 2 hours
3.4
Duration: 1 hour
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
4.5
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Victoria

5.0
Duration: 4 hours
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Victoria

3.8
Duration: 30 minutes
3.7
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Victoria

4.1
Duration: 2 hours
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes
3.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Nearby attractions in Victoria

4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
3.2
Duration: 2 hours
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 2 hours