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Mdina Old City, Mdina

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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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  • This place is ancient. The Mdina gate itself is very ild and worth an instagram moment! I would recommend to arrive here by bus and in the early morning if possible to avoid the rush.  more »
  • The pictures looked good but it is better in real life. The village has a lovely atmosphere. Whilst walking around you will understand why this was the old capital, with the walls it feels very secure...  more »
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