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Mdina Old City, Mdina

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For a quiet stroll through the medieval streets and impressive views of the island, head to Mdina Old City. The old capital of Malta, this town of 300 residents is surrounded by historic walls and coined the "Silent City" due to the prohibition of cars in the area. Its narrow streets support to an array of buildings that feature Norman Baroque architecture, including the palaces of Maltese noble families. Be sure to visit the imposing Cathedral of the Conversion of St. Paul and explore its square. Rest your legs and chat with the locals at one of the town's cafes or restaurants, many of which serve local fare. Make Mdina Old City a part of your Mdina vacation plans using our Mdina itinerary maker.
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  • The ancient capital city of Malta. Narrow medieval streets, historic buildings, inhabited by representatives of ancient aristocratic families, and from a viewing platform overlooking the neighborhood of Mdina.
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  • This place is amazing! Totally worth going but i suggest going in the afternoon so that you can experience that town both during the day and the night. This has 2 completely different atmospheres.  more »
  • A very peaceful and interesting place full of charm and character. The views from the walls were great and there were not too many other visitors so it wasn't crowded when we were there. There were en...  more »