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“Beautiful old town”
Review of Mdina Old City

Mdina Old City
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Malta Highlights in a Day
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City Sightseeing Malta Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Malta by Night Open Top Bus Tour
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Mdina
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Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

Amazing old town, very interesting historical buildings, cathedrals and museums. Even children enjoyed walking along interesting narrow streets (by the way the streets of Mdina are very clear comparing for example with ones in Bugibba)

Thank Anna K
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

I would almost say I loved Mdina even more than Valletta. Its lovely windy narrow streets, the uniform color of the walls. It's a sin I stayed there only a couple of hours :(

the view from above was magnific
In the evening it should have been even nicer. Next time I will stay overnight there.

Thank Kami_Albania
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

We went to the Mdina on the hop on/off bus. We had a lovely afternoon at the Mdina walking around the streets, enjoying looking at the architecture and browsing in the shops. Then had a lovely break in the Fontalla Tea Gardens.

Thank awithj
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

Making the effort to get here from Mellieha was definitely worth it - see Tripadvisor thread or go direct to 'How to get by in Malta' website for best bus route advice. This fabulous old walled hilltop city doesn't disappoint, even if it is a definite tourist trap. Going late afternoon we managed to avoid most of the pony-cab drivers and other hawkers but still found most of the craft and souvenir shops open. The honey-coloured stone and the narrow streets are so beautiful to wander round and the views from the city walls on the North side encompass half the island of Malta. Do have a look at the Fontanella Tea Garden built into the city walls - I challenge you not to be tempted by their famous cakes (see separate review)!
Don't miss the chance to wander around the town of Rabat which is just the other side of the bus stop. It too has narrow streets and old buildings with a profusion of churches, but it feels more alive.

Thank Ewan G
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Take a half day trip to the old walled city and former capital of Malta for a step back in time. Wander the labyrinth of streets of honey coloured buildings and look out over the fortified walls to the plains below. Easy to wile away a few hours (or more, if you visit a few of the attractions and/or the odd restaurant or 2). Get off the bus by the pleasant gardens in front of the city and wander across the bridge through one of the gates (avoiding the horse drawn carriage hawkers at the top!) and you can feel yourself unwinding as you explore the old narrow streets. I expect there are 'walking tours' through the old city but just go as you please and be pleasantly surprised by what you find round the next corner.

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