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All You Need To Know About Mdina – The Ancient Walled City & Malta’s First Capital City

NICKNAMED “THE SILENT CITY”, this ancient walled city was the first capital of Malta. Dating back 4000 years, it is bursting with history and interesting facts.

One of the most popular spots to visit in Malta, this pocket-sized fortified city has a population of under 300. Situated on top of a hill, Mdina allows for sensational views of the island. 

Views from Mdina The Ancient Walled City

The distance from Eco Sports to Mdina is about 10km. Not very far, is it? So why not hire a bike from us and relish the ride up to the ancient town? We’ll even throw in a downloadable route for you to follow on your phone. The walled city does not allow cars to enter, well not unless you are a resident or you’re getting hitched inside. Precisely why riding a bicycle would be most beneficial to you!

St Paul's Cathedral Mdina
Ancient palace in Mdina the Walled City

Charming churches and palatial properties line the alley-like stoned streets. Restaurants, museums, curio shops and more, make for a rather delightful experience. Try Fontanella Tea Garden for the best coffee and cake, while you soak up the most spectacular view of the countryside.

Fontanella Tea Garden Mdina
Mdina and the ditch. Ancient Walled City

Although there is much to see and explore in the old capital, we suggest cycling through the larger, next-door town of Rabat on the same day. This suburb of the walled city has much to offer. Visit St Paul’s Basilica, St Paul’s Grotto and St Paul’s Catacombs. He’s kind of a big deal here on the island! If you’re enjoying the ride and want to continue, then pedal up to the highest point of Malta, Dingli Cliffs.

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