Gran Castello Historic House

Victoria (Rabat)

This folklore museum is a lovely maze of stairs, rooms and courtyards. The fine, rambling old building itself, dating to 1500, houses a collection of domestic, trade and farming implements, which give an insight into rural life on Gozo.

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1. Chapel of St Joseph

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Renaissance chapel originally dedicated to St Nicholas. It was built in 1625 on the site of another more simple chapel already dedicated to the saint.

2. Cathedral of the Assumption

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Built between 1697 and 1711 to replace a church destroyed by a 1693 earthquake (which was in southern Italy but caused damage as far Gozo), the cathedral…

3. Cathedral Museum

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This jumble of objects within the Cathedral Museum includes a zucchetto (skull cap) worn by Pope Francis, church gold and silver, some religious art …

4. Gozo Nature Museum

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This gracious old building houses a series of low-key exhibits explaining the geology of the island and its water supply. There are some interesting…

5. Old Prison

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The Old Prison served as a jail from the late 1500s to 1904, and proved particularly useful for locking up hot-tempered Knights until they cooled off. The…

7. St John's Demi-Bastion

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There is a good panorama from here. Look for the huge dome of the Rotunda at Xewkija, with Comino and Malta in the background; the distant Gothic spire of…

8. Main Gate

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Note the Roman inscription on the left-hand inner wall from the 2nd century AD.