I love the medieval cities, those that despite the passage of time and the modernization that this implies, continue to conserve that medieval essence that they once had, at least in some of their areas. That is why I have fallen totally in love with Mdina, a city in Malta that I saw a few days ago in a magazine and that I already have on my list of cities that I want to visit.
The truth is that malt It seems to me a fascinating country, and despite being very small it is beautiful, with many interesting places. Mdina is only 214 kilometers long and its population is around 500 inhabitants, a very quiet city known as «The City of Silence». A walled city in which there are spectacular buildings dating from the 15th century.
If you want to visit a city with a lot of charm, undoubtedly Mdina has all the world. Immense stone walls built by the Phoenicians in 700 BC, so there is a lot of history between them. A palace was built here by order of the Roman Governor from the time of the roman occupation, and with the passage of time the fortifications, moats and streets of the city expanded.
What to see
Among the most interesting things in Mdina are buildings like the San Pablo's cathedral, which was built in the 17th century and houses several paintings from the 15th century, in addition to an extensive collection of silver plates and coins. Another very interesting is the Vilhena Palace, which was built in 1454 and which became a hospital in 1908, although it closed in 1956. It is also worth visiting the Chapel of Saint Agtha, the Chapel of Saint Nicholas, the National Museum of History, the Dungeons of Mdina , the Palazzo Falson, the Benedictine Monastery or the Carmelite Church and Convent.
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