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Mdina Old City, Mdina

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Historic Walking Area · Tourist Spot
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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  • Perfect. A real medieval experience. Very clean and organized. Take the bus, piece of cake. Certainly pay to visit the church/museum.  more »
  • Midna is an amazing ancient. Amazing streets and an special opportunity to take beautiful pictures. Pay attention on the specials doors and handles doors.  more »
  • Loved it ! It’s like traveling back to the past with all those narrows streets and stones houses. It’s super quiet hence the name “the Silent city”. Though I got the chance to assist to a wedding some places were still super quiet. If you like peaceful places with history you should definitely visit there !
  • This is the entrance to the silent city. Its a place you must visit, its like going back in time, by over 1000 years.

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