The Mdina Experience is a perfect start to a day in Mdina the old capital of Malta. Journey through time and re-live the tragedies and triumphs brought to life before you. The Mdina Experience is found in a Medieval building which is a Museum in itself. Here one can enjoy a coffee and a rich selection of cakes, whilst admiring the abundance of architectural features in a friendly atmosphere .A spectacular entertainment for all the family. Very modern Audio Visual Presentation of the Mdina History. Souvenir shop and cafe also at Ground Floor. A picture is worth a thousand words and a teaser movie of what you'll expect can be seen if you click on the official website below. Open Monday till Friday 1030hrs till 1600 hrs. The history of Mdina and its suburb Rabat is as old and as chequered as the history of Malta itself. Mdina, Malta's medieval capital, can trace its origins back more than 4000 years. Rabat can claim the origins of Maltese Christianity. It was here in A.D. 60 that the Apostle St Paul is said to have lived after being shipwrecked on the Islands. Both Mdina and Rabat are fascinating to tour for their timeless atmosphere and their cultural and religious treasures.
Mdina has had different names and titles depending on its rulers and its role. It was Melita to the Romans; Medina to the Arabs; and Citta' Vecchia, the old city, when Valletta became the lifeblood of the Islands. None describe it better than its medieval name, Citta' Notabile, the noble city.
It was home then, as now, to Malta's noble families; some are descendants of the Norman, Sicilian and Spanish overlords who made Mdina their home from the 12th century onwards. Their Impressive palaces line its narrow, shady streets. Mdina is one of Europe's finest examples of an ancient walled city, and unusual in its mix of medieval and baroque architecture.
Today Mdina has a quiet, restrained atmosphere in keeping with its noble past. Lamplit by night, Mdina transforms itself into the ‘Silent City'. For a relaxed evening, seek out the restaurants tucked away in its bastions and palace courtyards.
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