Map of Cittadella (Victoria - Gozo)Load map
The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
The Cittadella is a tiny walled city in the center of Victoria, the main city on the island of Gozo. However, most houses inside the walls have been abandoned and torn down, so only the church and a few other houses are standing. What is mostly intact are the defensive structures, with large walls, bastions and gun platforms. While there are a number of small museums and attractions inside the cittadella, the best thing to do is walk around the ramparts and enjoy the view. You can see almost the entire island from there.
The biggest problem for the cittadella nomination is that the Mdina tentative site is quite similar, but better. Mdina is bigger, more complete, more beautiful and has more history. While there is nothing fundamentally wrong with the cittadella, Mdina is just the better choice for a WHS site.
Visited in April 2019.
Importance 2/5 Beauty 3/5 Uniqueness 3/5 Environment 5/5 Experience 3/5
1998 Added to Tentative List
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