"The Silent City" Top 5 Page for this destination Mdina by steventilly

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The "Must See" City Of Malta

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 and Cons
  • Pros:Ancient, Unspoiled, Atmospheric
  • Cons:Gets Busy & Crowded
  • In a nutshell:Great "Must See" Destination On Any Visit To Malta
  • Last visit to Mdina: Jun 2003
  • Intro Updated Jul 9, 2003
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  • Diana75's Profile Photo
    Aug 15, 2006 at 8:05 AM

    Great tips and pictures; very useful for my trip to Malta next week. Can't wait to see all those wonderful sites.

  • sandysmith's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2005 at 10:39 AM

    whetting my appetite revisiting this page and perhaps helping you get back on top of things ;-)

  • basstbn's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2004 at 2:44 PM

    Very cool - an iteresting page. Nice pix.

  • CALSF's Profile Photo
    Nov 8, 2004 at 7:53 PM

    Hi, I enjoyed your Mdina tips and the photos-very nice! Regards from San Francisco~~Cheryl

  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2004 at 11:44 AM

    Ciao! Have you been to Malta?

  • mazzap's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2004 at 4:07 PM

    After looking at these pics, how could I possibly NOT go there when I re-visit in August 2004!! As an added bonus, I will actually be able to see my birth place (the former British Military Hospital) from the bastions too!

  • Calor's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2004 at 9:04 AM

    Love that Mdina pic..felt as if i were there..great stuff!

  • RuthLuvsPaul's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2003 at 5:08 PM

    What a fabulous place to escape to! Awesome pages, thankyou.

  • Jul 25, 2003 at 10:16 PM

    the first pic looks like you've been time travelling.... (I MEANT THE ONE IN MUST SEE BECAUSE IT LOOKS SO OLD FASHIONED AND LOVELY)

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Jul 22, 2003 at 3:38 AM

    That cheese pie looks yummy. Great page with wonderful pics and good info.


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