"A peaceful island just north of Malta, perfect for tranquility and getting away from life's stresses... Home to Malta's cultural and traditional buildings, Mdina is the a sight-seeing paradise..."
A stunning walled city perched on a hilltop, its magnificent medieval walls
have a golden tint to them. Once the capital of
Malta, Mdina, combines
Arabic, Norman, Renaissance and Baroque architecture into an amazing sensual
feast of meandering alleys, ancient gateways and imposing walls. This makes it
ideal for people seeking a
break that will transport them back in time: to a carless world that is both
beautiful and alluring. Mdina, also referred to as Malta’s “Silent City” and
“Noble City”, acted as the island’s capital from antiquity until the Medieval
period when Valletta
took on the mantle, and can trace its history back around 4,000 years. Mdina
is considered by many to be one of Europe’s finest examples of an ancient walled
city. With its timeless atmosphere and architectural and archaeological
treasures, Mdina is one of Malta’s most revered attractions.
The city has a rich history for visitors to enjoy and has been occupied for more
than 3000 years. It was also the place where St Paul came to meet the Roman
governor, when he was shipwrecked on the island and a gorgeous 11th century
cathedral stands on the spot that the meeting supposedly took place. This all
serves to make Mdina a magical place that is ideal for anyone interested in
history or architecture.