Victoria (Rabat), the capital of Gozo

Victoria (Rabat), Gozo, Malta

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Victoria Description

  • Victoria is the capital of Gozo with most of the major roads radiating out from it's central location like the spokes of a wheel.
  • Victoria is also known by the local Maltese as Rabat. Rabat is an Arabic word meaning suburb outside the fortress walls.  The fortress in this case is the Citadel located on the hill top on the North East side of Victoria.


Victoria Location

  • Victoria is centrally located on the island of Gozo

Victoria Attractions

The Citadel

The main attraction in Victoria is the Citadel, don't forget your camera to take photographs from the ramparts.  Within it's wall are several other attractions. 

Castle Street leads up to the Citadel. St. George's Basilica dome in centre background


The entrance to the Citadel and the clock tower
The entrance to the Citadel is under the clock tower and to the right

St.George's Basilica
The Citadel Gateway entrance


Gozo Cathedral

Cathedral Museum

Citadel Armoury

Law Courts

Gozo Museum of Archaeology

Folklore Museum

Natural Science Museum

See The Citadel for full information on these attractions and on the Citadel



St. George's Basilica

Building of St. george's Basilica started in 1672 and is covered in marble and is known as the marble basilica.
Inside ensure you see:

  • The wooden statue of St. George sculptured in 1838 by Pawlu Azzopardi
  • The magnificent painted ceilings, painted by several famous painters.
View of St.George's Basilica taken from the ramparts of The Citadel, Gozo View of St.George's Basilica taken from the ramparts of The Citadel, Gozo
View of St.George's Basilica taken from the ramparts of The Citadel, Gozo View of St.George's Basilica taken from the ramparts of The Citadel, Gozo
4 Views of St. george's Basilica taken from the ramparts of The Citadel, Gozo




Victoria Seafront & Beaches

  • Being in the centre of the island Victoria does not have any seafront or beaches.
  • Beaches are at Marsalforn, Ramla Bay - the largest sandy beach with rocky headlands for snorkel enthusiasts, San blas bay, Inland Sea (pebble) and a very small one at Xlendi
  • Dwejra bay. Although there is no beach the rocks, The sea front of cliffs, rocks, rock pools especially the blue hole and the views of the Azure window and Fungus Rock are big attractions for visitors. The area is extremely popular with divers and snorkelers.


Shopping in Victoria

  • Victoria is the main shopping city on the island of Gozo.
    The best shopping is in the Main Street Triq ir-Repubblika and the market at It-Tokk, the market square is a must.


Nightlife in Victoria


Victoria Restaurants & Cuisine

Maji Wine & Dine Restaurant

The Maji Wine & Dine Restaurant is located in an old and prestigious club & has an indoor restaurant, terrace and lounge. Not only a restaurant but also has an art exhibition. It has a Good guide award 2007

The Maji Wine & Dine Restaurant menu includes local and international dishes.

Maji Wine & Dine Restaurant, 6 Sir Adrian Dingli Street, Victoria, Gozo, VCT 104/ Malta

Il-Hnejja Bar & Restaurant

Il-Hnejja Bar & Restaurant, Il-Hnejja means The Stable, and the restaurant is built into a converted farm house. The stable has a Mediterranean menu.  The restaurant has an outdoor terrace with fabulous views of the Citadel, Gelmus hill and a panorama of  Victoria. The Il-Hnejja is a great location to watch the firework displays on feast days.


Il-Hnejja Bar & Restaurant, 56 Foreman Street ( Triq L-Imghallem), Victoria, Gozo, Malta

Atrium Wine Bar and Grill

The Atrium Wine Bar and Grill is located in the middle of Castle Street that leads up to the Citadel. The restaurants traditional, appetizing cuisine & reasonable prices ensures a repeat clientele of both locals & tourists.


Atrium Wine Bar and Grill, Castle Street, Victoria, Gozo, Malta





Sports in Victoria


Museums in Victoria

There are several Museums in The Citadel  for more information Citadel 



Victoria Bus Services

Most roads on Gozo radiate out of the capital Victoria, hence Victoria is the hub of the bus routes on Gozo

All about  Gozo bus services


Tourist Information Office in Gozo

Tigrija Palazz, Level 1, Republic Street, Victoria
Tel: (+356) 21561419
Fax: (+356) 21550254



Hotels in Victoria