The Cittadella Visitors’ Centre

is housed in two old water reservoirs built in the 1870’s in part of the Cittadella Ditch. The Cittadella Masterplan recommended that the two reservoirs be converted into a Visitors’ Centre to offer the much needed interpretation facilities at Cittadella. Conversion works were undertaken as part of the EU co-funded project for the Implementation of the Cittadella Masterplan Recommendations.

The Visitors’ Centre is divided into two main areas. The first area offers a number of interactive touch screens and printed panels which deal with various aspects of Cittadella including the evolution of Cittadella, nature, military history, ecclesiastical history and civil history. The other area was converted into a surround theatre where visitors can watch an eight minute video on the salient moments of the millenarian history of Cittadella. All information is available in eight languages.

The Visitors’ Centre have won numerous prestigious awards

Best Visitor Attraction Project 2017

by AV Awards in London

Certificate of Excellence for 2017

by Trip Advisor

Top Choice Tourist Attraction 2017

by Lian Org for China, Japan & Asian countries

TEA Award

Best Themed Entertainment Award in California

Travellers’ Choice

by Trip Advisor in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Enhanced visitor experience

Visitors to the Cittadella Visitors’ Centre who are visually and hearing impaired now have access to a new device, which will enhance their experience of this historic setting. With an investment of around €70,000, the Minister for Gozo Clint Camilleri inaugurated the device, which has a sophisticated system that includes translation and recording in eight languages for the visually and hearing impaired. This system strengthens the centre’s operation, making it more accessible to everyone who is interested in the history of our islands. All this was done in consultation with the Commission for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Foundation for Information Technology Accessibility (FITA), who provided technical advice and full support to the Directorate for Cultural Heritage within the Ministry for Gozo during the entire production process of this system, which is the latest technology present on the market.

Opening Hours

Tuesdays to Sundays – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Mondays – Closed

Closed on 1st January, Good Friday and 24th, 25th, 31st December.

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