Gozo is often referred to as the sister Island of Malta. It is the second largest island in the Maltese archipelago. Gozo is rich in both history and culture. This Island is known for its unique geology, hilly landscape and the maritime enclaves that still remain active. Gozo is peppered with ship graffiti locations. Some of which can be found at Għajnsielem, Qala, Xewkija and on the well-known Basilica of Ta’ Pinu. The Gozitan Citadel, which is located upon a scenic hilltop, holds within it a dense quantity of ship graffiti.

Here, one may visit the Cathedral of the Assumption (Katidral ta’ Santa Marija Assunta). This Cathedral was drafted by the architect Lorenzo Gafà. The first stone of this Cathedral was laid down in 1693.

Located in close proximity to the Cathedral, the Citadel’s Old Prison is worth a visit by those searching for graffiti. This location has a long history serving as a prison from the mid-16th century up until 1962. Although found in abundance here, ship graffiti only forms a part of the large repertoire of etched depictions.

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