Valletta was declared the capital in 1571, Mdina was the capital of Malta, the highest point of the island from sea level. Another name of Mdina, also known as Italian Città Vecchia (Old Town), stands in the Silent City of Silent City.
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Like the same Valletta, Mdina is surrounded by very high walls and all measures have been taken to be sheltered in battle. The way in which the paths are in the form of a very narrow labyrinth like the ones in the movies is to confuse the enemy in the case of occupation. You see that you come to a city with thousands of years of history that does not enter the gate of the city because the architecture has not been changed on a hill..
At present, the population of Mdina is about 300, and the majority is made up of the wealthy families. It is forbidden to enter the city with Motorcycle, except those who live there. Either you can . You can go by walking or with the cart.
In the middle of Mdina is one of the most important churches for Malta, Paul’s cathedral. You may not be able to enter into the hour because it is not open every hour, but if you are lucky, you may even come to a wedding or a baptism.
The Xara Palace is the only hotel in Mdina and is quite expensive compared to other hotels.
Mdina is also a prominent glass dealer and you will be able to shop on the left side of Mdina Glass.
Between 1883 and 1931 the railway between Valletta and Mdina was reached, but unfortunately today the only public transport bus that connects two cities. From Valletta to Mdina you can reach the bus in about 30-35 minutes.