Top things to do in Victoria (Rabat)

Top Choice Fortress in Victoria (Rabat)

Il-Kastell

While the walls surrounding Il-Kastell date from the 15th century, there have been fortifications atop this flat-topped hill since the Bronze Age: it developed under the Phoenicians and later became a Roman town. Af…
Church in Victoria (Rabat)

Cathedral of the Assumption

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 was designed by Lorenzo Gafa, also responsible for St Paul's …
Mediterranean in Victoria (Rabat)

Patrick's

From the linen-covered tables to the extensive wine list and menu of complex fusion dishes, Patrick's is polished and professional. Asian influences, New Zealand beef and fresh local fish all come together wonderful…
Museum in Victoria (Rabat)

Heart of Gozo

This innovative small museum was founded by the Fondazzjoni Belt Victoria to exhibit treasures belonging to the Basilica of St George as well as other artefacts, including coins and lamps from the Herod era in Israe…
Museum in Victoria (Rabat)

Archaeology Museum

Victoria's Archaeology Museum houses some incredible finds. There are some 'fat lady' carvings from Ġgantija Temples and Xagħra, around 3000 to 4000 years old. There are also Roman anchors, a 3rd-to-5th-century skel…
Visitor Centre in Victoria (Rabat)

Ċittadella Visitors' Centre

Inaugurated in mid-2016 as part of the excellent restoration of Victoria's Il-Kastell, this award-winning visitors' centre includes a poignant and informative audiovisual presentation of the history of the site, and…
Piazza in Victoria (Rabat)

Pjazza Indipendenza

Victoria's main square hosts a daily market (6.30am to 2pm) and is known throughout the island as It-Tokk (the meeting place). The semicircular baroque building at the western end of the square is the Banca Giuratal…
Gozitan in Victoria (Rabat)

Ta'Rikardu

Tucked away in Il-Kastell, Ta'Rikardu sells excellent local produce – honey, cheese and wine (with particularly good rosé) – along with souvenirs and paintings. Take a seat and order a cheap, delicious platter, whic…
Gozitan in Victoria (Rabat)

It-Tokk

It-Tokk is a cosy restaurant with flagstone walls and an arched, bamboo-shaded 1st-floor terrace overlooking the square. Come here for traditional Maltese dishes such as rabbit stew and braġioli (rolled and stuffed …
Cafe in Victoria (Rabat)

Black Cat Cafe

Owned by a Maltese-Australian, the exceptionally cosy Black Cat Cafe brings a touch of Down Under cafe culture to the backstreets of Victoria. That means excellent coffee, smoothies and artisan teas, homestyle bakin…