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Victoria and is citadel

The must-see place to see in Victoria is its citadel. True fortified city, completely renovated recently, it dominates the city and offers a 360 ° panorama over the surrounding countryside, villages and Malta just opposite. The view from the ramparts is definitely worth the detour!The entrance to the citadel itself is free, and you can browse its narrow streets in peace. You can also visit the Baroque Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption.

Inside the citadel, you will find several museums that are paying:

The Cathedral Museum presents a collection of objects used by the church such as crucifixes or chalices
The archeology museum traces the history of ancient civilizations until the arrival of Knights of the Order
The folklore museum that illustrates the local way of life
The Gozo Natural History Museum will teach you more about the island’s fauna and flora
The old prison where you can see the cells

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Wildlife

Comino is a designated bird sanctuary and nature reserve and all forms of hunting and trapping are banned. BirdLife Malta has a bird ringing station and observation hides (Stazzjon tal-Birdlife) situated in the centre of the island and used during the bird migration seasons to monitor the changes in migratory trends of different bird species. There are many species of birds to be seen throughout the year. Wild rabbits, the Maltese Wall Lizard can occasionally be seen in the garigue. In spring and summer a number of varieties of butterflies can be observed including Swallowtail, Large White, Small White, Red Admiral, Painted Lady. Reptiles include the Maltese Wall Lizard, Mediterranean Chameleon, Moorish Gecko, Ocellated Skink and Western Black Whip Snake.

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Saltpans Gozo

On the north coast of Gozo, just past Qbajjar Bay west of Marsalforn, the coast is characterised by a chequerboard of rock-cut saltpans protruding into the sea. these 350 years old and extending over nearly 3 km, the salt marshes are an integral part of the landscape. They continue to be exploited by a generation of families between May and September, the period of the salt harvest. You will usually find vendors on the side of the road.

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Flora of comino

the maltese toadflax

The Maltese Toadflax (Linaria pseudolaxiflora), a member of the Snapdragon family, is one of the very rare endangered and protected plants endemic to the Maltese Islands and the Pelagian Linosa. The difficulty in trying to see this annual plant is not only its current status but also its diminutive size. You may spot it here when it flowers in spring. It also grows on Gozo where it chose the Citadel’s fortifications as its unlikely home

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St. Mary’s Tower

St. Mary's Tower is a fortification on the island of Comino in the Malta archipelago. One can see it easily from the ferry that crosses from Malta to Gozo. It's a short 15 minute walk up the hill.

The tower is typically open to the public from April to October, every Wednesday, Friday , Saturday and Sunday, from 10:30am to 3:00pm. They usually keep to this schedule, so if you see a flag flying above the tower, that's a sure sign that it's open that day. The tower is also open most public holidays.

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St. Mary’s Gun Battery

St. Mary's Gun Battery, or Trunciera, as it's known in Malta, is a semi-circular gun platform at the eastern end of the island. It was designed to protect the channel between Malta and Comino, in conjunction with the Wied Musa Battery at Marfa on Malta. It's a 10 to 15 minute walk from St. Mary's tower, and is open all year round.

The Battery is open to the public all year round. To reach the St. Mary Gun Battery from the Blue Lagoon, we recommend first taking the path to the St. Mary Tower, then follow the road on to the Gun Battery.

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Malta to Gozo

From Malta, you have to go to Cirkewwa, just north of the island where the ferry terminal for Gozo is located. You can very well take it with your rental car, there is no problem because you do not change country. And if you do not have a car, buses also serve Cirkewwa, including the X1 bus that leaves from the airport. The ferry arrives at Mgarr. This is a city of Malta located on the island of Gozo. It is the most important fishing port of Gozo and the ferry terminal.

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The blue Lagoon

In a word: Breathtaking!

The Blue Lagoon has tons of sands, but most of it is underwater. Not a problem! Who would want to stay out of the water? It's not called blue for nothing. By far, it is probably the clearest blue you will ever see in the Mediterranean. With no houses or residences nearby, or other activity except for the day tourists, the water stays crystal clean and clear.