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Old Prison in Victoria, island of Gozo

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Interesting, but could do with more

This "museum" is very small, but the prison cells are worth a look just for the graffiti. 30mins... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2018
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Worth a visit

This was my wife's favourite of the various museums within the Citadel. It gives you an insight... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2018
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had it not been included as part of the Heritage Pass, we would not have come. Small cells to look at with old grafetti. information given about prison conditions. Rather skippable.

Thank chitownsam
Reviewed 30 May 2018

When you go to the prison, you can just imagine those who were held here, etching their marks into the walls, to be preserved for centuries!

Thank Brenda M
Reviewed 24 May 2018

This "museum" is very small, but the prison cells are worth a look just for the graffiti. 30mins tops.

Thank amypoulton
Reviewed 20 May 2018

This was my wife's favourite of the various museums within the Citadel. It gives you an insight into what life was like in the prison.

Thank anm53
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Although very small site with the Malta heritage pass entry is free and it really does have to be seen to be believed. The graffiti of yesteryear leaves you speechless.

Thank DebraNAndrews
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

My favourite part of the Old Prison was seeing the ancient graffiti - there are carvings from 136AD!!!! (Pictured)

Thank FoodGirl123456789
Reviewed 13 April 2018

We visited as we had the Malta Heritage pass, so gave us entry, though in retrospect, I would not have paid separately for this. There are about 6 cells to see, with little in. There is a bit of graffiti around, else it is a...More

Thank NikJ
Reviewed 4 April 2018

I personally do not recommend this place, it is not worth spending time whereas other areas of the citadelle is much more interesting.

Thank GezginIstanbul
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Located in the city of Victoria in Gozo, host the knights and the famous Jan de Valette is a very well preserved prison with a fascinating history.

Thank Ovidiu S
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Fascinating history. well worth a visit learning about the conditions the prisoners were kept in, food, cleanliness, visitations etc..

Thank Margaret M
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Mohammed Q
31 May 2017|
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Response from TartanWanderer | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is and it is very easy to find. Go to the front of the cathedral, up the steps and turn left following what looks like a long balcony. It will lead you to the front door! I hope this is helpful!