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Mdina

star-4.5
951 Reviews
Free admission
Pjazza San Publiju

The Basics

One of Malta’s most atmospheric destinations, Mdina is a common stop on many hop-on hop-off tour bus routes. Sightseeing tours departing from Valletta often include a guided visit of Mdina, as well as making stops at Rabat, the Blue Grotto cave network, the Hagar Qim temple complex, and Golden Bay. To see Mdina at its most tranquil, opt for a night tour and explore the city’s peaceful streets after the day-tripping crowds have departed.

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Mdina, Rabat, Dingli cliffs, San Anton gardens, Ta' Qali & Mosta guided tour
Mdina, Rabat, Dingli cliffs, San Anton gardens, Ta' Qali & Mosta guided tour
star-4.5
$67.29 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Nice trip
excelent trip with very good guide Mdina is very nice city with old history interesting catacombs in Mosta
Jana_S, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Valletta

star-5
Excellent tour
Sally_C, Aug 2021
Mdina and Rabat Insider's Tour
Chris was a superb guide. Very interesting and informative tour. Excellent value for money. A great way to learn the history of Mdina. I would highly recommend.
star-5
Highly recommended
JEC, Jul 2021
Mdina, Rabat, Dingli cliffs, San Anton gardens, Ta' Qali & Mosta guided tour
I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and very patient with such a large group. Seeing Mdina was the absolute highlight for me. I enjoyed all of the sights we visited and also the restaurant where we all had lunch was a beautiful building and something different was the refrigerated air conditioning :)
star-5
Amazing TOUR
Emeline_A, Jul 2021
Malta Private Minivan Tour: Popeye village/Mdina/Valletta & Many More
My sister and I went to Malta for a very short trip. We wanted to visit the most of the Island and thus booked this tour. Our experience was Amazing !!!! The driver was very professional and caring. He gave us very interesting information about the sites and local products. We also had extra time to finish our dinner at a delicious Maltese restaurant. The car, with air conditioning, was clean and fresh. We enjoyed it !
star-5
Recommended
Jean_M, Sep 2021
Mdina and Rabat Insider's Tour
The guide really knows what he is talking about. He is from Il-Rabat and can explain a lot of interesting things about the city history. We even saw the Bishop and meet the Mayor while touring !
star-5
Fantastic experience and tour with Cristian
Michael_M, Aug 2021
Mdina and Rabat Insider's Tour
Excellent and informative tour with Cristian - he knew all the best stories and interesting spots to show us,and was full of personality and fun!
star-5
Great host, pleasant company
Adi, Jul 2021
Mdina and Rabat Insider's Tour
Very good tour with a knowledgeable guide. Chris is quite fun to tag along with. 100% recommend if you're looking to learn more about Mdina!
star-5
Wonderful wonderful wonderful
Olivia, Aug 2021
Malta Private Minivan Tour: Popeye village/Mdina/Valletta & Many More
Timothy was THE most wonderful guide! As I only had very little time before my flight, he accommodated the schedule shifting 1 hour earlier for me. He’s very communicative and thoughtful, also provided a bit of the information and history. The itinerary was very flexible and by your needs. I cannot recommend more! Thank you Timothy!
star-5
Getting to know the central parte of Malta
Cristina_S, May 2021
Mdina, Rabat, Dingli cliffs, San Anton gardens, Ta' Qali & Mosta guided tour
Wonderful tour through spetacular places. The was very good, She was very calm and always available to answer our questions. The bus was modern and confortable and had AC.
star-5
An excellent tour experience
Yasmine, Jul 2021
Mdina and Rabat Insider's Tour
This was a really excellent tour. Chris is an amazing tour guide. He knows Mdina and Rabat really well and manages to convey his experience and knowledge in an interesting way. He's very friendly and there were great vibes throughout. I would 100% reccomend this tour.
star-5
Perfect, great choice
anjap748, Jan 2020
Malta Private 8 Seater tour: Mosta Dome, Ta qali crafts Village and Mdina
We spent amazing morning with our guide, he picked us and our bags in front of our accomodation and drop us at the airport later. He took us to great places, we shotted great pictures, great choice to spend morning before flight. We saw much and had a great time. Guide was polite, interesting and we recommend him to the others
star-5
Medina and Rabat experience
Cristina_S, May 2021
Mdina, Rabat, Dingli cliffs, San Anton gardens, Ta' Qali & Mosta guided tour
It was a very intresting tour that allow us to get a good understanding of Malta's history. The Lady guide was extraordindary, very kind and always concerned of giving us the best experience.
star-5
Transport tour
FromCali, Feb 2020
Malta Private Minivan Tour: Popeye village/Mdina/Valletta & Many More
We were pleased with the ease of pick up as well as the number of stops we made throughout Malta. Our guide provided excellent communication leading up to the trip and although we weren’t able to squeeze in all the the stops we had discussed he did his best to allow for as much as possible. We discovered some hidden/locals only stops along the way as well. Great value!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Mdina is a must for history buffs and architecture lovers.

  • Mdina’s streets feature cobbles and flagstones, so wear appropriate walking shoes.

  • The walled town is wheelchair accessible, with level access available. St. Paul’s Cathedral is also wheelchair accessible, though many other attractions are not.

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How to Get There

Mdina is situated about 8 miles (13 kilometers) east of Valletta. Driving between the two cities takes about 20 minutes. Public bus routes 51, 52, and 53 connect Valletta to Mdina.

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When to Get There

Mdina is magical year-round, though the main drag can become crowded during the peak summer months of June, July, and August. Come in early evening after the day-trippers have left to see the fortified city at its silent best. After dark, it’s bathed in an attractive golden light.

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Highlights of Mdina

Mdina’s biggest attraction is St. Paul’s Cathedral. The baroque-style cathedral is dedicated to Malta’s patron saint, who supposedly came to the island in AD 60. While the exterior is restrained, the interior boasts an array of gilding, stonework, marble, frescoes, and elaborately decorated chapels. For more information about the history of Mdina, visit the Mdina Experience, where informational films recount key episodes from Malta’s history.

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