Mdina tours should never be missed in every Malta itinerary. Mdina
is Malta's ancient capital. It rests in a very majestic way, on top
of a hilltop right at the center of the island. Mdina tours are also
called "tours to the Silent City" because of its literally quiet and
narrow streets that give off a quaint yet very homey atmosphere.
Mdina is not only considered to be one of Malta's precious jewels,
but this ancient walled city is one of the best medieval
fortifications. Mdina tours will provide you magnificent views of
the entire Maltese landscape. At the top, the majestic domes of
Baroque cathedrals rise and the aura of a poignant history will
strike you in no time.
Since Mdina is isolated from the rest of the Maltese island through
fortifying walls, entering the city at the start of Mdina tours
instantly leads visitors to a journey back in time. Many travellers
consider Mdina to be a historical theme park which has been trapped
well into the past. Only those who choose to experience this ancient
city can understand what this means. Whatever it is, a unique
atmosphere of history and mystery will surely grip you.
Half a day is enough for Mdina tours. The main attractions in the
city is the Cathedral the designs of which have become the
inspiration of many other churches later built in the islands.
Cathedral museums are also a must see in Mdina tours. These
cathedral museum houses offer a wide variety of small but stunning
collections of art and antiques. The most notable is a fine
collection of woodcut prints by Durer. Collections of paintings,
silver, furniture, jewelry, armor, coins and so on, are displayed in
Palazzo Falson, one of the oldest buildings in the area. Aside from
panoramic views and majestic cathedral domes, appreciating Mdina's
art should be part of Mdina tours.
Mdina is historically significant because a long time ago, this
island flourished lavishly as the home of Malta's aristocrats and
the home of the governing council. Today, Mdina is internationally
known for its unique styles in glass work. Its incredible colours
and unique designs can be easily recognized. A visit to the Mdina
Glass Blowing Factory will allow you to experience the art of glass.
Mdina's high walls seem to keep off the pollution and the noise
coming from the rest of the island. There are less than 400
permanent residents here with very few cars, making it an ideal
place for relaxation and a quiet stroll. As you stroll around the
narrow alleys, you will feel as if nothing has changed since a
Mdina tours are always best done with a local guide, who is knows
well about the city's rich history. Of course, you can still choose
to tour around the area on your own. Mdina tours after the peak
hours will also be a good idea. Take a journey back in time, immerse
yourself with an amazing sense of history and enjoy walking around
the quiet streets.