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Mdina Travel Guide: 271 reviews and 832 photos

We visited Mdina, the old capital of Malta, during a day trip from Valletta, which was our home base on the island for one week in November 2010.

On this day trip we also explored the steep cliffs near Dingli, the prehistoric cart ruts known as Clapham Junction, the woodlands of the Buskett Gardens and Mdina's former suburb Rabat.

Mdina is situated on a hill in the centre of Malta and can be reached from Valetta by bus in about half an hour. It is known as an ancient walled city, where nowadays only up to 250 people live.

Among the main sights are the St. Paul's Cathedral, the Carmelite Church, the St. Agatha's Chapel as well as the Main and the Greek Gate.

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realise they were the big things."
--- Robert Brault ---

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Massive city walls and gates; small alleys; nice cathedral.
  • Cons:Small alleys make taking photos difficult.
  • In a nutshell:Mdina - The silent city of Malta.
  • Last visit to Mdina: Nov 2010
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    Me again, coming back for another look at your recently updated Mdina page.

  • Oleg_D.'s Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2014 at 10:58 AM

    Nace place! Thanks!

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    Very nice page, Holger! Your excellent photos remind me of our time spent in Mdina and Valletta. Love the cats and the buses, but I think the architecture is very nice as well.

  • Maryimelda's Profile Photo
    Aug 6, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    Great page Holger. I will be in Malta next May and am really looking forward to it.

  • ettiewyn's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2012 at 3:31 AM

    Hi Holger, I enjoyed reading your page about Mdina, it looks like a beautiful place! Kinnie sounds delicious! The old busses look so quirky, it must be a fun experience :-)

  • Redang's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    Yes, so beautiful city!

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    May 20, 2012 at 7:28 AM

    Great page Holger.
    Have been thinking about taking a little trip to Malta some time this year.

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Mdina and the surroundings sounds to be a nice daytrip to do from Valetta. I think I would enjoy a cold Kinnie on a warm summer day.

  • slothtraveller's Profile Photo
    Nov 2, 2011 at 5:58 AM

    Holger, excellent page on Mdina. Brings back memories of my last visit. Unfortunately I didn't get to see a lot of the town as it was sooo hot. Just relaxed and took in the amazing views over the island- and saw some stray cats too!

  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2011 at 7:08 AM

    Another interesting page from Malta. Looksas though you had plenty of sunshine:) Anything about Valetta to come?


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