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Mdina Old City

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Address: Mdina, Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number: +356-20100560
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Stepping Back in time.

Its a really well preserved ancient little town with streets and ally ways that are only wide enough to fit a horse and carriage. It feels like you are stepping back in time. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Its a really well preserved ancient little town with streets and ally ways that are only wide enough to fit a horse and carriage. It feels like you are stepping back in time. It sits on top of a hill with lovely views.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is a city that goes back more than 2000 years.Visiting is a must. I would suggest a visit during the day and another at night, possibly combined with dinner at one of the restaurants, one of the best being the Medina Restaurant. The city takes you back and time and one must not overlook the unique architecture of the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Mdina is a jewel in the Mediterranian. Built in 800 AD by the Arabs, It is the oldest City in Malta. Renforsed by the Knights of Malta, it is surrounded by bastians and it has only three gates. It is dwelled by families of Nobility, dating back to the 14th Century. It is also most popular with tourists. In it... More 

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Hertfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Entering the gates after crossing the moat you are drawn into a community that has not changed physically for centuries. The narrow streets and stone buildings take you back to the days of the Templars - but try to avoid a visit when the cruise ships are in. On previous trips we have visited Mdina in the afternoon when it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This walled city takes you by surprise, you expect beauty but not around every corner. There are lovely little shops full of handmade goods, many many resturants with lots to offer. Do not miss well worth a visit or two.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A wonderful walled city which has not lost its charm. A walk through the city gives a clear sense of what a medieval town was like. Excellent views from the ramparts. It is said that the narrow streets are curved to prevent enemy arrows flying at long range. The Cathedral of St Paul is interesting, with an adjoining museum. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

An outstanding experience to enter and walk around this medieval city, made entirely of the local limestone. It's small so 2-3 hours would be enough to see most of it and have a drink or a meal (not including the attractions, which I didn't visit).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Mdina is a beautiful fortified city, it is called the silent city as no traffic is allowed into Mdina except residents and the horse and carriage. Once in Mdina there are museums, the cathedral, the most beautiful views of the island from the bastions and coffee shops. The quaint narrow streets show the history of the place. A must.

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Hertfordshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The one regret we had on visiting Malta is that we weren't able to spend more time simply mooching about Mdina. We had taken a private tour of a small number of Maltese sights on the day our cruise ship docked in Valletta. Mdina was the last stop of the tour and inevitably we 9and the guide) had an eye... More 

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Vijfhuizen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Old town with very nice, old houses . It used to be better when there were no cars allowed there. But still worth visiting.

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