Mdina – Silent, Fortified And Mystical

Go back in time as we meander the narrow streets of the fortified city of Mdina, Malta’s former capital known as the Silent City.

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Oozing history at every corner, Mdina features contrasting styles of architecture representing different eras of Malta’s history – ruins outside the walls of the city date back to the Roman period (around 200 AD) while the Arabs separated Mdina – derived from the word Medina – from Rabat in the ninth century.

Did you know?

A number of scenes from very famous movies have been shot in Mdina including The Count of Monte Cristo, Agora and Games of Thrones.


Activity Level
This tour involves a fair amount of walking as Mdina is a pedestrian town – only the residents and persons delivering a service have vehicular access.
Meeting Point​
Hotel, Cruise Terminal, Airport
4 Hours

What you need to know...

Guiding services are included.

Every guest will receive a free bottle of water.

Gratuities are not included.

Entrance fee to the Metropolitan Cathedral (€10) is not included. Tickets can be purchased in advance to avoid queues upon confirmation of interest to visit these top attractions.

Credit cards are widely accepted but we advise you to bring some cash (appr. €20) if you wish to buy souvenirs and a snack/coffee.


Upon arriving in Mdina, we start our visit at the baroque-style Main Gate, one of the three entrances to the city offering views of the beautifully-restored ditch. Our fully-guided excursion passes through the winding streets of Mdina which resembles a labyrinth, walking past several medieval palaces, museums, churches and houses.
We will stop in St Paul’s square dominated by the Metropolitan Cathedral, dating back to the 17th century (entrance to the Cathedral is optional).

One cannot leave Mdina before heading to the Bastion Square for a panoramic view of the Maltese islands where our certified guide will point out some of the country’s most famous landmarks, including the Mosta Basilica with its massive dome.

Itinerary Adjustments

In the unlikely event that any of the proposed attractions, sites and/or parts of the route are closed or inaccessible on the day, the itinerary will be adjusted accordingly. Whatever the circumstances, we will honour our commitment to give you an authentic and memorable experience.

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