Malta Towns & Villages
Geographical Location: West/ Central Malta
Neighboring Towns and Villages: Rabat, Dingli, Ta Qali, Zebbug,
Accommodation: One 5 star Hotel, a few guesthouses and Self Catering Villas/Townhouses in Mdina.
Shopping in Mdina: Several tourist souvenir shops and others in central Mdina
Banks, Bureau De Change, ATM's: A few available
Entertainment & Places To Visit: here are some rustic style high quality Restaurants in Mdina. Recommended Restuarants: Bacchus, Ciappetti, De Mondion, Medina restaurant, Trattoria AD
Beaches: Nearest beach is Ghajn Tuffieha beach. Approx 10 minutes drive
Public transport: Regular and frequent buses.
Health: Several Pharmacies are available in neighbouring Rabat. Nearest hospital is Mater Dei National Hospital.
Town Information: The old cappital of Mdina is a most interesting and typical mediaeval town situated in the centre of the island. The "Silent City", as it is also known, commands a magnificent view of the Island and although it is fully inhabited, silence reigns supreme. Mdina is thought to have been first populated by the Phoenicians around 1000 BC. When Malta came under the Roman rule, the Governor chose to build his Palace there and it housed the government. The city earned its present day name from the Saracens who came to Malta around 870 AD. They surrounded the city with thicker walls, separating it from its nearest town, Rabat. Today it is mainly off limits to cars and there is a calming atmosphere as you walk along its narrow streets and ways, passing by some of the best Norman and Baroque architecture on the island. Several Palaces are situated here, most serving as private homes. The Cathedral is worth visiting and is fronted by a large square, the only large open square you'll find within this tiny City.
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