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“Peaceful and prayerful”

Metropolitan Cathedral
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Mdina Small-Group Walking Tour
Ranked #2 of 22 things to do in Mdina
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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“Peaceful and prayerful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2014

Mdina Cathedral is worth visiting despite the entrance fee. The museum could be anywhere but the cathedral itself is Maltese history and a reminder of the deep spiritual heritage of the islands.
The most notable feature of the cathedral is the abundance of red wall hanging fabrics which make the interior colourful and at the same time deaden the sound.
It's peaceful and prayerful, a space to pray and to listen, though over-elaborate to my taste.

Visited June 2014
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“Ticket also includes museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

To gain access you need to buy your ticket across the way from the museum, which is a good idea as people may otherwise miss this amazing collection, complete with carriages and sedan chairs, cabinets full of silverware, papal bulls... you get the idea. There is a room full of coins which you could spend a long time in, and there are several rooms filled with paintings, so it is 5 Euros well spent before you even get to the Cathedral. This is not included in the Heritage pass, as all Churches/the two Cathedrals aren't.

The Cathedral itself is beautiful and if you time it right, very serene. Then the silence is interrupted by noisy tour groups, but they're normally in/out/on to the next thing.

Visited June 2014
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“Outstanding collection in the museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

Hopefully the entrance fee of 5 euros goes towards the upkeep of the museum. It needs it. But the coin collection is exceptional. It had to have been put together by a real enthusiast. Very easy to view and understand within the historical context of civilisations of Malta from Greeks through Romans etc. But the showcases throughout the museum are a bit shabby and need an investment.
Other than the coins, there are paintings, watercolours, a large silver collection, ecclesiastical objects and a temporary exhibition of Durer woodcuts.
The church may not be the most grandiose in Malta, but it's definitely worth seeing. Easy to pass it by as the entrance fee could be off-putting, but we were glad we went inside.

Visited June 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“Average Cathedral, pay to enter”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2014

There are a lot of churches in Malta, this is just another one, nice, but average. Plus you have to pay to enter, although they will let you in for free if you tell them that you are there just to pray.

Visited March 2014
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“Such peace”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2014

Has to be experienced to do this full justice - an example of true devotion to one's faith. Such peace whilst the hustle and bustle of the world rushed around outside.

Visited April 2014
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