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Under the Patronage of
His Excellency the President of Malta

Gozo Cultural Centre

Opening Times: Monday to Sunday 10.00AM to 06.00PM

The Cittadella Cultural Centre is housed within a historical building which was modified and used by different people for various scopes throughout the years. It is located just at the end of one of the major alley ways within the fortification walls – Triq Bieb l-Imdina, which is accessed directly through the Cittadella old main gate. The modest outer facade of the building deceives its inner spaces, which extended to Triq il-Fosos and to St John’s demi Bastions just beneath St John’s Cavalier.

This extensive building was originally constructed in 1614 during the reign of Grand Master Alof de Wignacourt as a storage and quarters for the Knights on duty at the Old City. In the early British period, the site was further enlarged and adapted into a prison which continued to do so up till 1964. Several graffiti along the walls reflect the emotions and aspirations of the once prisoners while on-site floor features indicate that the existing main hall has served as a communal cell. Currently the Cittadella Cultural Centre is being used as a public space for conferences and exhibition areas where local and foreign artists hold different cultural performances and exhibit their artistic works. From March to May of this year the Centre will be hosting numerous artistic works created by international artists participating in the Malta Biennale 2024.

Getting There


Gozo Cultural Centre, Triq Bieb l-Imdina, Cittadella, Rabat, Gozo
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