MALTA 25. Rabat (Victoria), The Citadel, Gozo

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Victoria (Maltese: Il-Belt Victoria, meaning "the city Victoria"), also known among the native Maltese as Rabat (which is the name of the old town centre) or by its title Città Victoria, is the capital city of Gozo, the second largest island in Malta. The city has a total population of ~7000, is the largest locality in Gozo. The area around the town, situated on a hill near the centre of the island, has been settled since Neolithic times.

Victoria is the name given on 10 June 1887 by the British government on the occasion of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, at the request of the Bishop of Malta, Mons. Sir Pietro Pace. However, many Gozitans — and mainly old Gozitans, still often refer to it by the name Rabat. It is usually known as Rabat, Gozo to distinguish it from the town of Rabat on the main island of Malta.?

A great name for a bus flying along the narrow roads of Gozo!

 

Republic Street, Victoria Rabat Gozo, theatre on left

 

The road up to the Citadel of Victoria Rabat Gozo

 

A Church by the Piazza Cafe in Victoria Rabat Gozo

 

Gangu's Bar in Victoria Rabat Gozo

 

Palazzo Antonin cafe, wine bar, bistro in Victoria Rabat Gozo

 

 

The corner of IT-Telgha Tal-belt and Pjazza Indipendenza IT-Tokk, the road leads up to the Citadel of Victoria Rabat Gozo.

 

 

Looking up to the cathedral on the highest point of the Citadel, Victoria Rabat Gozo

 

Between two of the massive fortification walls of the Citadel of Victoria Rabat Gozo.

 

 

 

Climbing up through the defensive walls to reach the Citadel of Victoria Rabat Gozo.

 

Work in progress of the main gate of the Citadel.

 

The Cathedral of the Assumption is a Roman Catholic cathedral in the Cittadella of Victoria in Gozo, Malta.

The cathedral is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary, and it has been the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gozo since the formation of the diocese in 1864.

 

 

Views from the walls of the Cittadella of Victoria Rabat Gozo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

World War II bomb shelters in Victoria Rabat Gozo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ruins of medieval buildings in the upper part of the Cittadella of Victoria Rabat Gozo.

 

 

Ruins of the medieval houses of Victoria Rabat Gozo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A cafe - restaurant above the main gate of the Cittadella

 

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