Free Mdina Tour Malta
- Explore a labyrinth of streets and ancient city walls in the “Silent City”.
- Admire the architectural masterpiece that is St. Paul’s Cathedral.
- Head to Rabat and hear about the intricate network of underground tombs in St. Paul’s Catacombs.
These are some of the features your tour might include, but please bear in mind that every guide create their unique itinerary to provide the best possible experience.
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Silent City, Noble City… Malta’s former capital of Mdina has held many nicknames throughout its 4,000-year history, yet its streets and historic architecture have remained the same – so much so that they almost seem trapped in time. Join the Free Mdina Tour and embark on an amazing journey through this ancient fortified city. You will discover the best monuments of a unique city with a history dating even as far back as the Bronze Age, and touched by Phoenician, Roman, Byzantine, Arabian, and European influence. On this tour you’ll hear tales of the Knights of Malta, the shipwreck of the Apostle St. Paul and how Mdina gained attention thanks to its appearance in the first season of Game of Thrones.
Your Mdina Free Tours will take you around the Mdina Gate, the gateway to the walled city. Stepping through the gate is like crossing through a divide in time. Here, guests will be instantly transported back to an ancient world. At the gateway, they will see the Grandmaster de Vilhena crest, a sign of his power in the city. Mdina was the home of many descendants of Norman, Sicilian and Spanish nobility, guests on the tour will see this reflected in the many palaces they come across, such as Palazzo Falson and Banca Giuratale. Along the route is the spectacular St. Paul’s cathedral, which dominates Mdina’s main square and which was rebuilt in 1702 following the 1693 earthquake.
Depending on the time and dynamic of the group, this tour will also take in the sites of nearby Rabat. Just like Mdina, this town has also played a huge role in Malta’s past. It formed part of the Roman city of Melita, and it has plenty of ruins to explore. It is probably most famous for St Paul’s Grotto (where it is believed the apostle St. Paul stayed after he was shipwrecked) and the catacombs of St. Paul and St. Agatha, which served as burial grounds from Roman to Byzantine times. During your tour, do not hesitate to ask your guide as many questions as you wish. And, of course, guests will come away with a host of tips and recommendations for the rest of their stay.