"The Silent City" Top 5 Page for this destination Mdina by steventilly
Mdina Travel Guide: 280 reviews and 847 photos
Mdina was the original capital of Malta until the knights arrived and chose Vittoriosa and then Valletta.
It's known as "The Silent City" most probably because it is largely traffic free - it's ancient narrow streets making it impossible for most vehicles.
There's not a lot going on in Mdina either - it's population is small, it has only 1 hotel, limited cafes and no nightlife. All of those things are catered for by its close neighbour Rabat.
Mdina can become very busy in the height of the tourist season. We were lucky - we were there just before this period, and enjoyed the peace and tranquility that makes Mdina "the silent city".
- Pros:Ancient, Unspoiled, Atmospheric
- Cons:Gets Busy & Crowded
- In a nutshell:Great "Must See" Destination On Any Visit To Malta
I think many people might ignore Rabat, Mdinas more built up neighbour It's where the busses stop or you park your car... more travel advice
The whole of Mdina is a "Must See Activity", probably the greatest Must See on the Island (though everyone has their... more travel advice
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