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Review of Mdina Old City

Mdina Old City
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City Sightseeing Malta Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #1 of 26 things to do in Mdina
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

It was a facinating area with lots of twists and turns...kept beautifully clean and tidy. It was a shame that they wanted to charge to go into the lovely church that was there...simply because I don't believe you should have to pay to go into churches (built for the people, by the people and all that !) Anyway worth a visit and very easy to get to by the local bus route

Thank maria14Essex
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Interesting small streets although we didnt find it very quiet, it was good to see it though and great views. we did it on the hop on hop off and could really have done with more time as there was a little train which would have been good

Thank alison w
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Mdina is a small walled city in the centre of Malta. We went as part of the City Sightseeing North Island bus tour but local buses and the Malta sightseeing bus tours also go there. You get off the bus just outside the city walls by the horse drawn carriage ranks and there is a garden adjacent with a snack hut and toilets. Once you cross the bridge into the walled city you pass through the main gate into a fairly open area and then turn either left of right into the streets. The buildings are all hundreds of years old like those in Valletta with little balconies. You can visit the Mdina Experience, Mdina Glass, Mdina Cathedral or just enjoy a meal in an outside cafe then walk through the streets to the viewpoint at the back of town like we did.

Thank Anita-Derby
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Mdina is a must visit city if you are on holiday in Malta. To see it at its best try to go early in the morning or late in the afternoon in order to avoid large groups of tourists.

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Reviewed October 29, 2012

We stayed in Mdina for 3 nights, giving plenty of opportunity to really explore this stunning city. It is very small and only about 20 minutes drive from the capital, Valletta. I can imagine that it would be unbearable at the height of the holiday season with tour buses coming to Rabat (the commercial area outside the city gates) and the streets could become overwhelmed. The only cars allowed in Mdina are the residents, and this gives the city a feeling of tranquillity. The walls of yellow sandstone are really attractive, with narrow lanes and high buildings alongside them. Every corner reveals another view to tempt the eye - either of the island of Malta spread out before you when on the ramparts, or a house covered in glorious bougainvillea and fascinating front doors with their unique knockers and images of saints. The street lights are original, cast iron lanterns suspended from the house walls. If you can, do stay after dark as the city looks beautiful when the streets are nearly empty, all lit up for the evening and the moon shines down through the narrow alleyways. Definitely a place not to be missed when in Malta!

Thank Catherine C
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