Malta: Mdina "The Silent City"

Posted On: 02/06/2015

By: Scouse Bird

Mdina is a medieval walled city from the 1500's which used to be the capital of Malta back in the day. It was first a Roman city then Malta was taken over by the Arab's and then the order of the St John's knights so it's a real mish mash of beautiful buildings and architecture. I must admit I was very curious as to why it was called 'the silent city' but a quick wander around and it becomes very clear. The city is SILENT. You feel compelled to whisper as you walk around, it's a very strange sensation which I've never come across before anywhere. It's like a forcefield of 'SHHHHHHH!' descends on you as soon as you enter the city walls. We tried a great restaurant here called Bacchus. It's a small unassuming door down one of the tiny streets but as you walk in you find it has massive grounds and gardens meaning just that one restaurant is 12% of the entire area of Mdina itself. It would be an AMAZING place to get married. Just have to get Mr Sassy Bird to propose now.

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bacchus restaurant 

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part of the gardens in Bacchus

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mdina by night - all the streets are lamplit, so pretty

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whisper in the deserted streets

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hidden gardens and courtyards are everywhere

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See the rest of Malta here:

Malta overview

Where to stay

Mdina: The silent city

The Blue Grotto

The Blue Lagoon at Comino



St Julians, Spinola & Paceville


Sassy Bird 


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