Located on a hilltop, overlooking the picturesque Maltese countryside, lies the enchanting city of Mdina, the first populated place in Malta. With a history dating back over 4,000 years, this ancient walled city is a treasure trove of captivating stories and architectural wonders that will transport you back in time.
Known as the “Silent City,” Mdina’s charm lies in its peaceful and serene atmosphere. As you step through the city gate, you’ll be greeted by narrow cobblestone streets, medieval buildings, and quaint alleyways that whisper tales of knights, nobles, and timeless romance.
The imposing Mdina Cathedral stands as a majestic centerpiece, boasting stunning Baroque architecture and exquisite artwork. Wander through the enchanting streets, and you’ll discover beautiful palaces, museums, and hidden courtyards that offer a glimpse into Malta’s rich heritage.
How do I get to Mdina?
From the Embassy Valletta Hotel Mdina is reachable by bus or taxi. To get a taxi, simply ask our front office team to book you one. To get a bus, head out to Valletta’s city gate. From there take a left and head over to terminal C2 and take bus no. 51, 52 or 53. After about 25 you will reach the city of Rabat. Get off at ‘Rabat 3’ bus stop. From there you should already be able to see Mdina’s walls, with the entrance being a few minutes of walk away.
Photo taken from: mdina.lc.com.mt