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Mdina Old City

Pjazza San Publiju, Mdina, Island of Malta, Malta
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“silent city” (773 reviews)
“narrow streets” (625 reviews)
“city walls” (186 reviews)
Pjazza San Publiju, Mdina, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is an amazing place to visit the streets draw you in. The balconies and door knockers are fantastic. There are amazing cafes, good quality gift shops and a great place to wander round.

Thank Jannine M
Reviewed 5 days ago

The city is approachable by bus from Valetta. It's approx. 20-30 min ride, depending on the traffic. We enjoyed the public transport because we could see so many things of what Malta has to offer. We were told that Mdina was the previous capital city,...More

Thank Madalina L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Mdina is situated on a hill which can be seen via the main roads passing by. There are a few car parks nearby and are donation only to park. We stopped by the little kiosk situated outside the gardens as it was a hot day...More

1  Thank janemar975
Reviewed 5 days ago

A must to see when on the island of Malta , a take back in time, through the small winding streets. A wonderful experience back to the knights of St John. A must do.

Thank stella L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Mdina is a wonderful place to wander around, but it's advisable to visit early. That way you really get a feel for the place without the hum of tourists buzzing around. There are two entrance gates through the old city walls from the bus stops...More

Thank Matt B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Mdina is a must for all tourists who come to Malta for its history. I am a native and have visited Mdina more than once a year and am still discovering things I have missed in my previous visits. Whilst walking the narrow roads, please...More

Thank anto1756
Reviewed 6 days ago

Caught the bus from Valletta Bus Station. Cheap and easy journey took 25 mins. Bus drops off right outside Mdina City Gates.Went with my partner and 15yr old grandson.Wonderful place. So beautifully preserved and maintained. We all loved it. Quiet, peaceful and not crowded. Some...More

Thank Adam S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have visited here several times over 50 years and it has hardly changed in that time. Park outside the gates and walk in. Plenty of photo opportunities if you like Mediterranean architecture. Nice and cool even in the Maltese heatwave. Great views across Malta....More

Thank Juniper247
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an interesting area to walk around and visit. We made a stop from the Hop On, Hop Off bus which takes you to the gates of the city. There are a number of horse and buggy guys there, some of whom will harass...More

Thank acmiller83
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be sure to add this city when visiting Malta! Easy to walk and see. Don't miss the beautiful church!

Thank Wendylr
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19 July 2017|
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Response from Harminder S | Reviewed this property |
No need to worry, English is spoken everywhere and info is available in English most of the time. If you fancy a Horse & Cart through the city will cost about 50Euros and if you combine with tour to Rabat (very nice St Pauls... More
Jenny W
27 April 2017|
Response from Ugurd | Reviewed this property |
6 km or less than half a mile. The local bus net is well developed.
17 April 2017|
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Response from RL1973 | Reviewed this property |
Definetly the bus from for €1'50 per 2 hours, traffic awful and bus is great