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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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“For great cakes with the great views! This place is in Mdina and a must stop for cakes or light food.”
19 locals recommend
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”
14 locals recommend
Locality
“The mysterious golden-stone Arabic walled city of Mdina crowns a hilltop, and is a world apart from modern Malta. Its hidden lanes offer exquisite architectural detail and respite from the day-tripping crowds, who largely stick to the main street. Today, with its massive walls and peaceful, shady streets, it is often referred to as the Silent City, a nickname that becomes appropriate after dark. Throughout the year, the Mdina area hosts excellent festivals and events ranging from food and art through to classic cars. ”
155 locals recommend
Church
“Baroque Catholic church with paintings Built 1696–1705, the country's oldest church features Baroque frescoes, engravings & other artworks.”
8 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“The best "pastizzi" in Malta. Pastizzi is a local pastry with ricotta cheese or peas (there are some other variations nowadays)”
14 locals recommend
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. ”
6 locals recommend
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.”
6 locals recommend
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.”
4 locals recommend
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. ”
6 locals recommend
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.”
5 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“View the Mdina experience to gain insight about the History of Malta and Mdina”
2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“small quaint restaurant with a cosy atmosphere, home made style cooking and reasonable prices”
2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“very nice ethnic place with cosy feel nice staff and they also do bring your own wine ! yayy”
4 locals recommend
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.”
4 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Perfect spot for dinner with stunning views over the southern part of Malta. Many restaurants to choose from!”
3 locals recommend
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”
2 locals recommend