Mdina, the silent city
Transporting you back in time, Malta’s old capital, Mdina will have you walking through its narrow streets in awe. Known other several different names based on its rulers and its role during its over 4000 years of existence, Mdina is best known as Citta Notabile (The noble city) and this name suits her best.
Home to several noble families and a 5-star hotel, Mdina is one of Europe’s best examples of an ancient walled city featuring beautiful medieval architecture with striking baroque buildings. With its narrow and shady streets lit beautifully at night, Mdina is also known as “The Silent City” due to its quiet and calm atmosphere brimming with hidden treasures that will be a feast for your eyes.
Erected during the Norman period, Mdina also hosts a Cathedral that after suffering damage through an earthquake in 1693, was rebuilt by Lorenzo Gafa in 1702. The pavement of marble tombstones feature the coats of arms of the bishops of Mdina and of other important members of the Cathedral.
The entrance to Mdina is one of the most classic and stunning entries to a town. Walking across the bridge, the architectural wonders such as porticos and imposing buildings are all a legacy that Malta is highly proud of.
Mdina also restricts car access giving the city a timeless and classic view of centuries past. With its closed doors and silent streets, Mdina was always on defence against changes of ownership that Malta has witnessed over the thousands of years of its history.
Staying at Mdina will provide you with the luxury and privacy that only few people can experience and witness in their lifetime. Staying at a hotel accommodation at this side of Malta is quite exclusive. Residing within the walls of Mdina, will provide you with the comfort and relaxation that will have you leaving the island as a new you.
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