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Victoria (Rabat)

Victoria is the main town of Gozo and sits in the centre of the island. This is where both the Medical School and Hospital are based.



Citadel Il-Kastell

  • A small walled city with a church and various museums within it
  • Cathedral of the Assumption (Church, entry €3.50)
  • Cathedral Museum (entry €3.50)
  • Archaeology Museum (entry €3)
  • The Citadel cinema
  • Lucky Jack’s bar, grill and bowling

Shopping

  • The Duke Shopping Mall
  • Arkadia Supermarket (has a Waitrose aisle)

Places to eat/drink

  • Mo’s Diner (Breakfast and Lunch only)
  • Mojo’s (great salads and has vegan/vegetarian options)
  • HOG (great pasta dishes)
  • The Grapes Wines Bar
  • YUME Fusion (Japanese)
  • Brookies Restaurant
  • Maldonado Bistro (cute little restaurant tucked away in the side streets of Victoria)
  • Patrick’s Lounge, Restaurant & Steakhouse (best steak, bit pricier)
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Mgarr

 Mgarr is Gozo’s main harbour and the point of arrival for ferries from Malta. Here you can also find ferries which can take you to Comino, the small island in between Malta and Gozo (a must see, the blue lagoon is amazing).

In first year, every fortnight you will take the ferry to Malta for MedSoc and will be able to see both sunrise and sunset!



Places to eat/drink

  • Tmun Mgarr
  • Sammy’s-il-Kcina (has a nice outdoor terrace)
  • Gleneagles Bar (great views over the harbour)

How to get there

  • 322 bus from Marsalforn
  • 301 and 303 buses from Victoria

Places to Visit

  • Church of Our Lady of Lourdes: a 20th-century neo-Gothic church
  • Bethlehem Village: a life-size Bethlehem-style village, where 150 actors create a living nativity during the month of December. Great place to explore even when it is not in use.
  • Boats to Comino: around €10, 10am-4pm
  • Bugeja Fish Market: 8.30am-12.30pm and 4.30-7pm Mon-Sat.
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Xlendi

Great place to relax by the sea, go swimming, snorkelling and diving and try out some other fun water sports e.g. kayaking. Lots of restaurants along the waterfront.


Things to do


How to get there

  • 330 and 306 buses from Victoria

Places to eat/drink

  • Churchill Restaurant
  • Boat House
  • Ta’ Karolina
  • Il-Terrazzo (great views and nice pasta dishes)
  • Ic-Cima Restaurant (beautiful view over the bay)
  • Best ice cream in Xlendi: Gelateria Granola
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Gharb


Places to visit

  • A must see is the Basilica of Ta ‘Pinu. There is a beautiful scenic walk from Gharb to the church.
  • Wine tasting at Tal-massar winery, great to go with friends or family

How to get there

  • 312 and 308 buses from Victoria
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Dwejra

Beautiful coastal scenery where some scenes of the TV series Game of Thrones was filmed. The Azure Window (collapsed in March 2017), was the backdrop for the Dothraki wedding in the TV show’s first season.


Places to visit

  • The Blue Hole (a diving hotspot)
  • The Inland Sea
  • Dwejra Tower

How to get there

  • 311 bus from Victoria
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Marsalforn

Marsalforn is a former fishing village, is Gozo’s main holiday resort and where the first year accommodation is based.


Places to Visit

  • Salt Pans
  • Christ Statue (nice little hike up the 96m-high hill, Tas-Salvatur)
  • Diving (Atlantis diving)

How to get there

  • 310 bus from Victoria and 322 bus from Mgarr (goes via Ramla Bay and Xaghra)

Places to eat/drink

  • Otters Bistro (huge portions, a starter portion for pasta is recommended if you’re not too hungry)
  • Bella Vita al Mare (Italian in the front and Sushi at the back, great fresh sushi)
  • Pierre’s (good seafood)
  • Murella
  • Kohinoor (great Indian food)
  • La Trattoria (great chocolate fondant)
  • Restaurant Ta’Frenc (where our Christmas party is held)
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Ramla Bay

 Lovely sandy beach with red-gold sand. You can rent peddle boats, paddle boards, kayaks and banana boats from here when the sea is calm.


How to get there

  • 322 bus travels to Ramla Bay from Mgarr
  • 302 bus from Victoria
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Malta


Valletta

  • Valletta, the capital of Malta, has been named the European Capital of Culture 2018.
  • St John’s Co-Cathedral is a must see
  • Walk around Valletta and see the 16th- and 17th-century town houses fronted by traditional Maltese balconies

Mosta

  • Mosta Dome (Church) has one of the world’s largest domes with a diameter of 39.6m

Sliema, St Julian’s and Paceville

  • You can enjoy a short ferry ride from Valletta to Sliema
  • In Sliema you will find Tigné Point (The Point), Malta’s largest shopping mall
  • St Julian’s is a hub of restaurants and bars
  • Paceville is known as the ‘party district’, it is full of pubs and clubs

Dingli Cliffs

  • Spectacular 220m high Dingli cliffs with a great restaurant nearby

Popeye Village

  • Go-Karting
  • Paintballing
  • Malta National Aquarium

Mdina and Rabat

  • Mdina is the hilltop walled medieval city
  • Outside of the city walls, Rabat is a separate, adjoining town