Book a cheap holiday to Mdina with Best4Travel! The historic city of Mdina has captured the imagination of storytellers for centuries, and in the last number of years has also drawn a number of famous directors to its towering city walls! Holidays in Mdina are timeless, with the city famed for not allowing any cars or other vehicles which, along with its population of only 300 people, has earned it the nickname ‘the Silent City’.
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There’s no doubt that Mdina's city walls are the true star of the show. For centuries these walls have protected the nobility and religious authorities of Malta, whose ancestors are still around today, and have been a show of strength for the island against potential invaders.
The walls have been updated numerous times, in the 8th, 11th, and 15th-18th centuries, giving its architecture medieval, Norman, and Baroque influences. Mdina’s fortifications have featured in The Lymond Chronicles by Dorothy Dunnett, White Wolf Publishing’s World of Darkness, Snakehead by Anthony Horowitz, and HBO’s award winning series Game of Thrones.
Behind the beautiful Parisian Baroque walls of the 18th century Vilhena Palace you will find one of Malta’s premier museums! The National Museum of Natural History has a wonderful display on local wildlife, complimented by an incredible collection of marine fauna, rare minerals, and exotic wildlife!
The museum is open every day, Monday to Sunday, from 9:00 - 17:00. However, it may close on certain national holidays (a list of which you can find below under our Best4Travel Tips!).
As with the rest of Malta, the city of Mdina has a special connection to the story of St. Paul the Apostle. It is said that the site of the city’s cathedral is the exact spot where the Roman governor Publius met St. Paul while he was stuck on the island!
Founded in the 12th century, the entire cathedral was entirely reconstructed in the late 17th century by the renowned Maltese architect and sculptor Lorenzo Gafà. Today, St. Paul’s Cathedral Mdina shares the role of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Malta with St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta.
To help set your holiday off on the right foot, we here at Best4Travel have compiled a list of the top cafés and restaurants in and around Mdina, divided by price to cater to all budget types.
With Best4Travel you can have a transfer arranged for you from Malta International Airport straight to your hotel! Take the stress out of navigating a new country by letting us help you get to your destination the best way.
The approximate transfer time from Malta International Airport to Mdina is 20 minutes.
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