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Mdina Old City

Mdina, Island of Malta, Malta
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Mdina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Historic Sites
Traveler Description:    This old city - the medieval capital  -  perched on the top of a plateau  is well worth a visit.  It is one of Europe's finest examples of an... more »
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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

So much history, so clean and friendly, what not to like! Staying in house within the city so lucky.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Magnificent authentic medieval fortified city, more than 4000 years old. A real architectural treasure.

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somerset,england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

for me this was the highlight of my visit to Malta the walled city is the most fascinating place with wonderfully maintained old properties and offering views down to the coast i spent several happy hours wandering around the streets and absorbing the atmosphere just loved it!

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Stevenage, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Excellent time looking around the old city of Mdina I would have like more time. Also the Blue Grotto was excellent too.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

There is so much history in Malta, and Mdina holds a very large amount of it. Hidden quaint restaurants down tiny roads, gorgeous court yards and a real peacefulness about the whole city. Well worth a visit, I could have spent hours there. Really enjoyable and relaxing

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Spent a day here, we'd been here a good few years back although our friends hadn't visited before, and it was much the same as then, It has been cleaned up in places but still all the old architecture and glorious buildings to see. This is a must if you are in Malta

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Ekhagen, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

In the Mdina, only about 300 people live. Within the Mdina, only the residents, emergency vehicles and certified horse carriages are allowed to traffic the streets. Thus, the nickname "The Silent City" (sizewise more of a village, really). And it was silent. I have no doubt it is quite busy with tourists during the season, but we visited slightly off-season.... More

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Been to Malta twice before and never managed to get to Mdina but this time we did and it was very nice, bought some really nice mdina glass in the shop and had a nice drink and a cake overlooking the northern part of Malta. Really only need half a day to look around though.

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Well actually it wasn't very silent as there were workmen restoring buildings including digging up the church floor However this is a wonderful place to stroll round and soak up the history and when we returned at night it was truly magical Go there and enjoy it and if you get the chance crown it with dinner at the Medina... More

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Karmiel, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

we got a horse and carriage tour of Mdina, the coachman was so polite and nice, spoke very good English and really gave us a great tour including very detailed explanations on the different attractions. Sorry I don't know his name the horse name was Joni.

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