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"Mdina is a small fortified village up on a hill on the centre of the island. It used to be Malta's capital city and is now a well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visiting Mdina on a nice day is a great thing to do to immerse yourself in Maltese culture. It is completely pedestrianised with narrow, straight paths to walk on and admire the Maltese buildings. Within Mdina you'll find a cathedral, souvinere stores and restaurants. I would recommend visiting Mdina as it is great to drive to a see a beautiful little village. "
"Please make sure you visit Mdina at least onze when you're staying in Malta. It's like travelling back in time! The narrow streets and old houses are so intact, like walking in Medieval times. I would not have lunch here. The restaurant here are very expensive and not that good. Also very crowded and loud. After you enter the gate there is also a small museum about torture in medieval times, on the richt. It gives you the creeps and is informative 😅 stay long enough to hear the cannons go off 💥"
"•It served as the island's capital from antiquity to the medieval period. Also known by its Italian-language titles Città Vecchia ("Old City") and Città Notabile ("Notable City") •It has a popular nickname the "Silent City" by both locals and visitors. And it’s really quiet there you’ll see."
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