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Mdina Old City

Address: Mdina, Island of Malta, Malta
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Type: Historic walking areas, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic walking areas, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Seville, Spain
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The place is worth a visit, but unfortunately is has in my view not much to offer and no wow-factor. The streets are nice, and so are the cathedrals.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful breath taking place to see, the building are built in lovely yellow soft sandstone and have loads of detail. There are several churches in the walled City, but they are more like cathedrals. The views from the city walls also take your breath away and you can see for miles. Well worth a visit, highly recommended.

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Haifa, Israel
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The malteas very praude for the history thay have, it is very nice to see parts of the history but i gusse i did see older places with moor then 5000 years of history.

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Johannesburg
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Was advised to take a trip to the Silent City and did just that. Easy to get to using public transport (1,5 Euros) so we hopped on a bus and travelled through to Mdina for the day. The Citadel was very interesting and gave you magnificent views of the Island of Malta and a great feel of what life in... More 

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Worcester, UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Money was no object when this was built. Palace after palace on a grand scale. So clean try and powerful. Great views of the surrounding areas. It is a must see.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We took the bus here from Valletta - about 25 minutes and 1.5 euros - and got off at Rabat bus interchange which is just outside Mdina city gates. Narrow entrances into well defended city and narrow streets. Excellent views over much of Malta. It has the usual cafes and tourist shops. Only 300 people live here and they are... More 

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wherever you travel in the world this has to be on you're bucket list.It is simply magnificent in every way.Our son is a big fan of Game of Thrones so he loved seeing all the different places were it was filmed.The place in general is stunning and a place of peace and quiet.YOU need to go there and take in... More 

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Sidmouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Good museum of the knights of St John and history of Mdina. Amazing views around the Island, great architecture. Interesting winding passageways....

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Have many trips here such a beautiful historic place. The orangerie surrounding the city looked really good (they were working on it 2 years ago) now the orange trees are good with plenty of seating enhancing the Mdina.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

This is like stepping back in time. Just wandering the beautiful, narrow streets & absorbing the atmosphere is enough, but there's also a lovely cathedral, a couple of museums, "The Mdina Experience" some souvenir shops & a wonderful view. Brilliant!

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