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Best things to do in Mdina

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Dessert Shop
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“Situated in the 'silent city' of Mdina, Fontanella® offers breathtaking unique views from the bastions overlooking the beautiful island of Malta. Mdina”
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Locality
“A must on your first trip to Malta. The old capital and now known as the silent city, Mdina is car-free and sometimes you turn a corner and turn back in time at the same time... ”
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Establishment
“Mdina is gorgeous to walk around by night, a true silent city, one can stop for dinner or a glass of wine in one of the wine bars or restaurants in the city”
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Church
“Baroque Catholic church with paintings Built 1696–1705, the country's oldest church features Baroque frescoes, engravings & other artworks.”
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Souvenir Shop
“The remains of a wealthy Roman household, the ruins of Domvs Romana were accidentally discovered in 1881. Although very little still stands of the original house, some of its incredible mosaic floors are still intact. Beauty buffs will enjoy the selection of archaeological artefacts, including a collection of Roman-era glass perfume bottles and ornate hairpins, which can be viewed in the adjoining museum. ”
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Tea Room
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“ Just outside the city of Mdina you can find the Best pastizzi (local cheesecakes/peascakes) which are the most famous local food and the best place to buy from on the island.Very cheap prices but beware of the calories! ”
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History Museum
“The Mdina Dungeons are located beneath the Magisterial Vilhena Palace just inside the main entrance gate to Mdina, at the first turning on the right. Here in these series of secret underground passageways, chambers and cells a number of events, and the often mysterious circumstances surrounding them, have been recreated to portray events from the dark side of Maltese history. From Roman times to the Arabs, the Knights and even Napoleon, you will find episodes and characters from the ancient past portrayed in startling realism, revealing stories sometimes too dramatic to be believed.”
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Restaurant
“This is well known with both locals and tourists. The view from the terrace is stunning. Service and food are excellent, prices are moderate.”
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History Museum
“Totally old School. If you want fancy displays, interactivity, this is not the place for you. Whilst a bit dry and dusty in places, the museum is a truly educational break. Special mention goes to the top floor, showing the wealth of bird life you could expect to see on Malta. ”
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Museum
“A traditional Palazzo with a long history. There's an audio guide which will give you details of all the collectables and artwork which can be found here. Recommended for history and culture-lovers.”
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Movie Theatre
“View the Mdina experience to gain insight about the History of Malta and Mdina”
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Restaurant
“small quaint restaurant with a cosy atmosphere, home made style cooking and reasonable prices”
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Cafe
“This is the most famous Pastizzi place on the Island, for a few Euros you can enjoy a lovely, traditional Maltese street food. A real must when visiting Mdina The Silent City and Rabat.”
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Restaurant
“very nice ethnic place with cosy feel nice staff and they also do bring your own wine ! yayy”
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Point of Interest
“Great food and great views. The place serves a cafe and bistro menu and even afternoon teas. It is part of a museum displaying tapestries and liturgical vestments from St. John Cathedral; the old Mdina Seminary was officially opened and renamed the Mdina Cathedral Museum in 1969. It is a great venue to have a relaxing meal with family and friends”
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Bus Station
“Perfect spot for dinner with stunning views over the southern part of Malta. Many restaurants to choose from!”
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