5 Things to do in Victoria
Victoria, a city in Malta, is Gozo Island’s capital and also goes by the name of Rabat.
. It is ancient filled with cultural heritage and if you happen to ever visit Victoria, make sure to do the following things.
1. The Citadel- Sparkling with the Mediterranean climate, this town hall stands on top of a hill and overlooks the entire city. Surrounded by walls and tall fortifications on all sides. Rumored to have been built by Saint Jones and later destroyed in the middle of the fifteenth century by Turkish invaders. The citadel has a golden glow thanks to the afternoon light. This citadel is a great place for tourists to get a panoramic view of the city and click some great pictures.
2. Dwerja Bay- This arch is naturally created with its azure windows along the coastline. Although it broke down during a storm in 2017, it is still a great view thanks to the calming shoreline and the magnificent beach. It even provides for fun activities like swimming and other water sports. It even has space for diving and other adventure sports and it even proves to be a great space to go fishing with lobster, octopus, and other schools of fish found here in abundance.
3. Xewkija Rotunda- Xewkija, an ancient village and probably the oldest one in the area is mostly famous for its church made in the memory of The Baptist, Saint John. It is located right in the heart of the village and is the most well-known landmark. Dating back to the early twentieth century, the dome in this building is one of the largest in the entire world and is just behind the one at St. Peter’s basilica.
4. Ggantija Temples- Recognized as a world heritage site by UNESCO, this ancient place dates back to anywhere from 3200 to 3600 BC and is to have been constructed during the copper age. It is one of the most ancient monuments in the entire world. The word Ggantija is derived from the word giants because it is rumored to have been built by giants and is a must-visit.
5. The Basilica of Ta’ Pinu- Built in the memory of the Virgin Mary, this church is a prime pilgrimage location and attracts a lot of visitors from across the world. Built in the typical Roman architectural style, it dates back to the sixteenth century and is a stellar example of Maltese craftsmanship.