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“Stunning Citadel!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mdina Old City

Mdina Old City
Mdina, Island of Malta, Malta
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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Mdina
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Historic Sites
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Stunning Citadel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Visited Mdina to see the citadel, it is like a small town and has a wealth of character, lovely to wander through the streets and lose yourself in history. The panoramic views from the top are wonderful, if you are in Malta, you musit visit Mdina.

Visited February 2013
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“Bring your camera!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Lovely place to visit. Allow yourself plenty of time for this trip. The streets are wonderful as are the buildings. Plenty of coffee houses and toilets. I would imagine the place is very quite at night time. Therefore, go during the day, the earlier the better. Excellent day out.

Visited March 2013
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“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I have been to Mdina several times so far and I have never been disappointed. For a first visit, there is plenty to keep you busy all day but for any subsequent visits (when you have seen most of the attractions) you can combine half a day in Mdina with half in Rabat which is just outside the main gate.

In the city there are loads of craft shops and places to get souvenirs and there are some decent restaurants as well. The main cathedral in Mdina is the best attraction (in my opinion) and a visit to its museum is also worthwhile. Some of the Palazzos are worth checking out though I personally enjoy taking in the views from the walls and just having a nice relaxing stroll about town.

Visited May 2012
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“Walled city not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

It is free to enter Mdina.
There is a small tourist office just as you enter on the left hand side where you can collect a free map.
Just outside you will be asked if you want a horse and cart ride. This was far to expensive at around €35 in my view. I believe you get a more memorable visit by strolling through the streets where eventually you will reach the view point. The view is amazing as ou can see for miles. There are several museums you can visit but I did not feel the need to do this. There is a cathedral which you can pay €5 to go into and this includes a museum. Throughout there are small shops to buy souvenirs.
Don't forget to stop for afternoon tea at the Fontanella Tea Garden next to the view point. A lovely tidy,clean city not to be missed.

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“YOU WILL LOVE THIS PLACE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Un-touched, beautiful senic and well worth a visit. It is a shame that there are so many cars about in the evening. I understand that the city has been used as a film set in the past, I can see why.

Visited March 2013
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