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Old Prison in Victoria, island of Gozo

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Don't Get Locked In !

Interesting to see the old prison inside the outer walls of the Citadel. Would not have been a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nadur, Malta
great graffitti

just a small visit inside the Citadel..but take your time and look at the things the prisoners... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Bath, United Kingdom
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“daily food”(2 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting to see the old prison inside the outer walls of the Citadel. Would not have been a pleasant stay for anyone unlucky enough to be locked up here. Tickets for a number of attractions within the Citadel can be purchased from the Visitor centre...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank standawson52
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

The prison is just a short visit but still worth the effort. I felt for the poor guy at the entrance though as he obviously didn’t want to be there and was very bored but by passing that the prison is small with just a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

An interesting place. Man on desk was very knowledgeable and keen to share. Cells to see, prisoner graffiti and boards that explain lives of inmates.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hamish42
Reviewed 1 October 2018

just a small visit inside the Citadel..but take your time and look at the things the prisoners carved into the walls... and take pics...

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BNA20152015
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Not too many things to see but the information is very good, and a nice quick visit as part of our Gozo ticket

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mermaidmelissa
Reviewed 22 September 2018

If you visit gozo , you need to visit this old prison Museum ,It costs 5 euros for a joint ticket to visit the citadella and five small museums , its very small museum

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Mohammed H
Reviewed 20 September 2018

I cannot understand people being critical of this place. It costs 5 euros for a joint ticket to visit the citadella and five small museums. The prison is small with a fe bits of information but it is all interesting. Two things stood out for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael M
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

If you can spend longer than 10 minutes here then you’re doing well. Useful information that can be digested in English with a few cells to visit. No access for wheelchairs but I wouldn’t worry. Go and buy some paint and watch it dry as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank beas006
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

The old Prison was an okay place to visit but you can view it in about 10 minutes. I feel like it needs more to make it a better attraction. Maybe it needs a tour guide or more interactive elements to be put in place....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JehanCarew
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

An interesting site worth a visit, especially since it is covered by a combined ticket for the museum. You should not pass on a chance to step into one of the small cells in which inmates spent years of their lives centuries ago. Original graffiti...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank martin7sk
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Mohammed Q
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Response from TartanWanderer | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is and it is very easy to find. Go to the front of the cathedral, up the steps and turn left following what looks like a long balcony. It will lead you to the front door! I hope this is helpful!