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Gunpowder Magazine, Silos, WWII shelters & Battery

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Unexpected section that is well worth seeing

This was an unexpected find while wandering the Citadel. The exhibit is immersive and informative... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2019
Deborah K
Toronto, Canada
Lovely Part of the Cittadella

This doesn't seem advertised much but you will stumble across it as you wander the Cittadella. It... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2019
St Helens, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 3, 2019

This was an unexpected find while wandering the Citadel. The exhibit is immersive and informative. The video and exhibits are helpful to provide context and information about the magazine, the battery, cisterns and the unofficial shelters. Worth checking out if you're in the area and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed April 29, 2019 via mobile

This doesn't seem advertised much but you will stumble across it as you wander the Cittadella. It isn't very big but has so much interesting things. The gun battery stuck out on a platform from the Cittadella...the narrow passages and old WW2 refuges...and then the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

This is an excellent place to go as it's enjoyable and free. A young employee Preistley, who was very knowledgeable and friendly, personally told us all about the history and showed us around. His passion towards the history and the area made it interesting. I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

The silos were awesome. Like a cave with echoes but so weird in a lovel way. Definitely worth to visit.The shelters are so tiny I couldn`t imagine to stay there.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Inutihar
Reviewed July 3, 2018

Highly recommended interior space to explore in the Citadel which has the rare benefit of being free. It should the impressive silos used to store water and grain to help villagers fed during attacks. There are also WWII shelters in there. You'll learn if you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

This was a pleasant surprise during an already interesting visit to the Citadella. Although free, a donation is expected so take some coins or small value note. Information sheets in different languages are available. The WWII shelters are unbelievably claustrophobic but the silos are amazing!...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank pedlerpegg
Reviewed June 17, 2018

You have to be prepared to walk down narrow corridors to get the gunpowder silos but it is well worth the effort.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank GNC340
Reviewed February 24, 2018

Again well worth a visit when visiting the Cittadella. There are guides in various languages and helpful volunteers.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Margaret M
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

Positives: - A pretty interesting however small exhibition - You can walk into the centre of the huge silos, the pathway is very narrow, certainly not for those who are claustrophobic. - Great view of the island Negatives: - The angry guy We went into...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed August 18, 2017

As mentioned in my separate Citadel review, this is a small but self-contained attraction within the Citadel in Victoria. It sits off to one side of the main plaza and is guarded by a friendly older gentleman who will give you a guide sheet and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Paul B
August 9, 2019|
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Response from ropentastones | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is open to the public the same hours as the Citadella.