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Mdina Old City

Address: Mdina, Island of Malta, Malta
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Mdina
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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Valletta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Ancient walled city, being/been beautifully restored with a combination of Iceland/Norway/Liechtenstein financial support. Very quiet, wonderful to stroll around, only 300 people live in the old city as most live in Rabat adjoining. Magical place, drinks on the old wall, lovely views round every corner

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Mdina was a pleasant surprise! I had known that it was the old capitol and a walled city, and that Rabat was a 'suburb' of it. After spending a day in Rabat, we wanted to visit, thinking we'd need to take a bus to get to the city proper. Once we got to the main bus interchange in Rabat, we... More 

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Indialantic, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very picturesque little city. Enjoyed the quiet of city with only the noise of the carriages to break the silence.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth a visit from Valletta and easy to reach on the bus. The bus service seems to be good and is very cheap. Just wander through the streets and soak up the architecture.there are not many places for lunch although I can recommend Palazzo de Piro for a light lunch and it was reasonably priced.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We were in this place two times on our 7-day vacation. You should see this beautiful old city, there you can feel like in medieval. Also near is Rabat, there you could go to.

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Walmer, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Had not realised this is called The Quiet City. As we wandered around its streets it is obvious why it is called this. We were two of a handful of visitors on a dull damp day, but that was to our advantage. Has similarities to Marrakech in the narrow alleys but this place was spotless and all the houses were... More 

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Braunschweig, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

Walking through old Mdina feels like going back in time to the 18C and/or 19C. Very interesting indeed and meticulously preserved.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

No more than a day trip needed to visit this place. Tranquil and picturesque. I loved walking around with no aim, no agenda, hungry and searching for a nice little place to eat. Its perfect for that. Go early morning or early evening to save walking about in the sweltering heat ( if you going from June- Sept)

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

We travelled here by Maltese public bus (currently only €6.50 per person unlimited travel for one week) and entered the city on foot. There are horses and carriages readily available if required. An hour's walking exploring the tiny side streets was followed by an excellent coffee before we went to the far end of the city to look at the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I feel somewhat ambivalent about Old Mdina. On the one hand, it was a well preserved old citadel with good views. On the other, there was so little to do. Perhaps it was holidays, but the Catheral and most of the doors were shut. If you want a horse ride, ( we didn't) then you'll get some commentary, but otherwise... More 

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