20 Unforgettable Adventures in Mdina and Rabat!

Welcome to a realm of wonder and excitement! We bring you 20 Adventures in Mdina and Rabat! Step into the enchanting world of Mdina and Rabat, where every cobblestone whispers tales of ancient mysteries and modern marvels. Join us on an odyssey through 20 captivating adventures, each more exhilarating than the last. Prepare to be spellbound as we unlock the secrets of these historic treasures and unveil the magic that lies within. Get ready to ignite your sense of wonder and set your spirit free on an unforgettable escapade through Mdina and Rabat!

Mdina: The Silent City

Welcome to the silent city of Mdina, a timeless treasure steeped in history and shrouded in mystery. Nestled within the heart of Malta, Mdina is a captivating destination that beckons travelers to wander its labyrinthine streets and delve into its rich heritage. Known as the “Old Capital” of Malta, Mdina boasts a wealth of enchanting sights and cultural wonders waiting to be discovered. Join us as we embark on 20 adventures in Mdina and Rabat, unveiling the hidden gems and must-see landmarks that define this ancient city’s allure. From historic landmarks to hidden corners, Mdina offers an unforgettable journey through Malta’s storied past.

Marvel at Mdina’s Majestic Architecture:

Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Mdina’s noble residences, graced by generations of opulence. Wander through charming narrow streets adorned with traditional Maltese doors and balconies. As cars are left beyond the walls, you’re free to roam and soak in the history. Start your adventure at the iconic Mdina Gate, affectionately known as the Vilhena Gate, standing since 1724 and used for Game of Thrones season 1.

Discover the Beauty of St. Paul’s Cathedral:

Step into a baroque masterpiece, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and its awe-inspiring museum. Admire the artistic wonders and delve into the artifacts preserved in the old Cathedral, which faced an unfortunate fate in the 1693 Earthquake. Don’t forget to explore the nearby Cathedral Museum!

Time-Travel with the “Knights of Malta”:

Be whisked back to the 16th century with a thrilling show featuring Grand Master L’Isle Adam’s arrival in Mdina. Witness captivating special effects that bring Malta’s history to life!

Unearth Fascinating Tales at the National History Museum:

Once home to Grand Master De Vilhena, this palace-turned-museum houses exotic animals and intriguing exhibits like the Vertebrate Skeleton Hall. Prepare for an exciting journey into Malta’s past.

Palazzo Falzon – A Tapestry of History:

Step into a Sicilian-style 14th-century palazzo, adorned with Oriental rugs, fine paintings, and antique furniture. Each room tells a story, and the library is a treasure trove of knowledge. Delight in masterpieces by Sir Anthony Van Dyck, Nicolas Poussin, and Malta’s renowned painter, Mattia Preti.

Carmelite Priory – A Glimpse of the Past:

This 17th-century marvel, once a significant building in Mdina, welcomes visitors to explore the Order of the Brothers of Mount Carmel’s historical priory.

Bastion Square’s Scenic Vantage Point:

Savor stunning views of Mdina, Malta’s gem, from a charming square just beyond the great Cathedral. Feast your eyes on the Mosta Dome and the shimmering Mediterranean Sea. On clear days, the legendary Mount Etna in Sicily may grace your sight!

Treat Yourself at Fontanella:

Indulge your taste buds in heavenly cakes at Fontanella, a renowned haven of delightful confections. Prepare to be amazed by their delicious offerings, including scrumptious pizza and more!

Dare to Enter the Mdina Dungeons:

Beneath the Vilhena Palace, these haunting dungeons tell tales of Malta’s prison history. Brace yourself for a chilling journey with displays of eerie instruments and relics from a darker time.

The Allure of Xara Palace:

Step into luxury at the Xara Palace, a magnificent 17th-century palazzo turned five-star hotel. Adorned with antique tapestries and period furnishings, it also boasts the De Mondion fine dining restaurant and Trattoria AD1530 for delightful alfresco dining.

Romance at Medina Restaurant:

Impress your date with an unforgettable dining experience in the heart of the medieval town. A cozy ambiance in winter and a charming courtyard in summer set the stage for a truly delectable meal. Trust me on this – I celebrated my marriage here! Do you need any more reassurance?

Bacchus Restaurant – Over 35 years delighting clients:

Bacchus awaits with historic charm within two chambers, originally gunpowder magazines built by Grand Master Fra Martino De Redin in 1657-1660, now transformed into an exquisite dining setting.

Unveil the Charms of Rabat and Beyond:

Welcome to Rabat, a charming town nestled in the shadows of Mdina, yet boasting its own unique charm and history. With roots dating back to Roman times, Rabat is a haven for history buffs and cultural enthusiasts alike. From ancient catacombs to serene gardens, Rabat offers a glimpse into Malta’s storied past and a tranquil escape from the bustling city streets. Join us as we explore 20 adventures in Mdina and Rabat, uncovering the hidden treasures and time-honored traditions that define this picturesque town’s character. With winding streets and historic sites at every turn, Rabat invites visitors to wander and discover the beauty of Malta’s quieter side.

St. Agatha Catacombs – Delve into Ancient History:

Explore the underground catacombs adorned with Byzantine frescoes, offering a fascinating glimpse into the past. A small museum also showcases Roman artifacts for history enthusiasts.

Journey into the Roman Domus:

At Domus Romana, discover the remains of an ancient Roman Empire townhouse from the Christian era. Marvel at marble statues depicting Emperor Claudius and his family, as well as household objects that transport you to Roman aristocracy’s daily life.

Seek Peace at the Parish Church and Grotto of Saint Paul:

Visit the church dedicated to Saint Paul, who played a significant role in Malta’s Christian heritage. Legend has it that the church stands near the grotto where Saint Paul found refuge (or imprisoned) after the AD 60 shipwreck.

Casa Bernard – Unveiling a Hidden Gem:

Behind a simple façade lies the lavish Casa Bernard, a French-origin Maltese nobleman’s former residence. Its restoration to its original splendor opens a window to aristocratic life. Guided tours reveal the palace’s intriguing past.

Wignacourt Museum – A Treasure Trove of Art:

Adjacent to the church of Saint Paul’s, the Wignacourt Museum houses a splendid collection of fine art and Roman artifacts. It offers a captivating journey through the history of the Order of St. John.

Howard Gardens – Nature’s Oasis:

Take a leisurely stroll to Howard Gardens, a serene spot located a short walk from Mdina. Quaint kiosks offer refreshing breaks amid lush greenery.

Embrace the Marvel of Victoria Lines:

Witness the magnificence of the “Great Wall of Malta,” built by the British Empire in the late 19th century. Stretching 12 kilometers across Malta, it divides the northern and southern regions of the island.

Charm in the Evening at Rabat:

End your adventure in Rabat, a delightful town with an array of charming restaurants, cafes, and bars. Unwind with a drink or two as you explore its charismatic streets.

Medieval Mayhem in Mdina – an epic Guided Tour:

Were these 20 adventures in Mdina and Rabat not enough? Then delve deeper into Mdina’s mysterious yet troublesome past as you discover the secrets of the silent streets in an age when might was right and a real “Game of Thrones” played out in the city during the 15th Century. Witness real power struggles, betrayal, and political intrigue of Malta’s medieval nobles in Mdina, as you experience a real Game of Thrones with our Medieval Tour of Mdina. Explore iconic filming locations and discover the real-life Maltese characters who battled for power, love, and survival for your greatest adventure among these 20 adventures in Mdina and Rabat. With adultery, forced marriages, invasions, and epic sieges, this tour is a must for any medieval or Game of Thrones fan. Click here for more information.


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