One of my favourite towns in Malta has to be Mdina.
Mdina is Malta's old capital, a medieval, historic, gem of a town. Known as 'The Silent City', Mdina has a very small number of inhabitants and has successfully preserved its cultural and historical importance in Malta's very long and colourful history. Horse-drawn carriages replace cars in this old capital as the only vehicles permitted entrance are the residents'.
Walking around its narrow lantern lit streets is an experience in itself; you feel as though you have been transported back in time. To be quite honest, during the night I do not enjoy lingering in its deserted backstreets; I always imagine some Knight is going to haunt me out of the fortified city! Silly yes, but all those old buildings and alleys get to me in the dark :)
This is Mdina's glorious entrance.
There are some spectacular houses and palaces in Mdina, all so picturesque and calling out for a picture. I particularly love all the coloured doors and windows!
My favourite spot for a light snack is 'Fontanella' that is especially renowned for its cakes! There are several good restaurants, wine bars and cafeterias in Mdina but Fontanella has the best panoramic views.
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Malta is known for its churches and its strong Roman Catholic beliefs. Every street in Mdina is proof of this.
If you plan on visiting the Maltese Islands, a visit to Mdina never disappoints. During the day and night it is spectacular and will surely charm you.