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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. To visit Mdina Old City and get the most from your holiday in Mdina, create itinerary details personal to you using our Mdina vacation builder website .
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  • Mdina is an ancient city and existed through the Phoenician, Roman and Medieval periods. The present city and fortifications date back to about the 11th century and was the capital of Malta until the ...  more »
  • Medina was the old capital of Malta, it is situated on a promontory, from here you can see the whole landscape of the island. Within the walls there is a large quantity of well maintained sites and full of history. Beautiful St Paul's Cathedral from my perspective is a must visit this place, where you can experience first-hand the history of the Knights of the order of St John
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  • This is a beautiful city with quaint, narrow street and a surprise around almost every corner. You could easily spend a couple of hours just wandering around the streets. Well worth a visit when you g...  more »
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