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Pjazza San Publiju, Mdina, Island of Malta, Malta
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All reviewssilent citynarrow streetshorse drawnvisit mdinagame of thronesstep back in timebeautiful architecturewalk aroundwithin the wallssouvenir shopsmdina glassevery cornersteeped in historymain gateworth a visithop on hop off buscouple of hours
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Reviewed yesterday

I agree with a recent comment, "pity about the cars", not only that drive through, but parked outside the Cathedral spoiling the view. Terrific views from the walls though.

Thank peebee43
Reviewed yesterday

Love this place so much peaceful and quaint only they now let cars in which is a down side. Great views from the walls and lots too see. You must visit Mdina Glass bring plenty of money and an extra suitcase.

Thank Ronniefc
Reviewed 2 days ago

I expected more to be really honest. The city is really a very large walled citadel with domestic dwellings, churches and other buildings inside. It is not, despite everyone’s initial impression, car free, and it can be a tad irritating to have to get out...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 2 days ago

I loved Mdina but was disappointed discover that it is no longer a silent city, cars are allowed within the walls. We did the knights tale tour while there it was ok but unfortunately it was extremely warm and stuffy

Thank jeanetteardsni
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful way to spend a few hours in this fortified ancient city The lovely narrow streets the high walls must have been a wonderful place to live in long ago plenty of restaurants and cafes to unwind a must see this place

Thank Burningburns
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very pleasant and spiritual feeling whilst visiting loads of architecture to observe well worth the visit

Thank davidcritcher
Reviewed 2 days ago

A great place for some Maltese culture. Amazing views and a fantastic cafe for the best cakes ever. worth a visit. to enter a couple of the churches, shoulder wraps are available for ladies to cover up.

Thank chris e
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a fortified city separated from Rabat by the Howard Gardens. Though it's known as "silent city", it's not silent at all as it's always inundated with tourists. It has narrow streets, very beautiful doors and windows and people still live here which is...More

Thank TubaKoseogluOkcu
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

From a distance Mdina is a must to visit.On arrival it is another story.Don't expect a lived in,old walled city.It is devoid of people, just tourists and tourist shops and restaurants.Horse drawn carriages, with some sad looking horses, one with a bad leg,are driven at...More

1  Thank marilynoshea
Reviewed 2 days ago

A bus ride away from Valletta (about 1 hour with traffic), this was a revelation. An attractive example of Renaissance/Baroque free from too much commercialism, but still subjected to a lot of cars (weird). A great day trip.

Thank groggery1
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14 May 2018|
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Response from Henk S | Reviewed this property |
Mdina is immediately next to Rabat. We parked 200m from the entrance of the old city. There is also a parking at a side entrance in the citywall to the north-west of Mdina. So no problem at all.
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22 April 2018|
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Response from Chris Z | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are.
5 April 2018|
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Response from Neville M | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of parking in Rabat then a short stroll into Mdina