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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Dessert Shop
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“For great cakes with the great views! This place is in Mdina and a must stop for cakes or light food.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Landmark
“also known by its titles Città Vecchia or Città Notabile, is a fortified city in the Northern Region of Malta, which served as the island's capital from antiquity to the medieval period. Wikipedia”
  • 17 locals recommend
Souvenir Shop
“By the second century BC, the Roman Empire and Carthage were wrestling for dominance in the Mediterranean. After centuries of power struggles, the two super powers engaged in three major battles, known as the Punic Wars. In 146 BC the Romans defeated their opponents, completely destroyed the city of Carthage (in modern-day Tunisia) and took control of Malta.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Church
“Baroque Catholic church with paintings Built 1696–1705, the country's oldest church features Baroque frescoes, engravings & other artworks.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“The oldest and one of the few traditional old pastizzi shop. The Maltese traditional food that is adored by both locals and tourists. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Mdina Dungeons are located beneath the Magisterial Vilhena Palace just inside the main entrance gate to Mdina, at the first turning on the right. Here in these series of secret underground passageways, chambers and cells a number of events, and the often mysterious circumstances surrounding them, have been recreated to portray events from the dark side of Maltese history. From Roman times to the Arabs, the Knights and even Napoleon, you will find episodes and characters from the ancient past portrayed in startling realism, revealing stories sometimes too dramatic to be believed.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is well known with both locals and tourists. The view from the terrace is stunning. Service and food are excellent, prices are moderate.”
  • 4 locals recommend
History Museum
“Totally old School. If you want fancy displays, interactivity, this is not the place for you. Whilst a bit dry and dusty in places, the museum is a truly educational break. Special mention goes to the top floor, showing the wealth of bird life you could expect to see on Malta. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“A traditional Palazzo with a long history. There's an audio guide which will give you details of all the collectables and artwork which can be found here. Recommended for history and culture-lovers.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“View the Mdina experience to gain insight about the History of Malta and Mdina”
  • 2 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Great food and great views. The place serves a cafe and bistro menu and even afternoon teas. It is part of a museum displaying tapestries and liturgical vestments from St. John Cathedral; the old Mdina Seminary was officially opened and renamed the Mdina Cathedral Museum in 1969. It is a great venue to have a relaxing meal with family and friends”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cafe
“This is the most famous Pastizzi place on the Island, for a few Euros you can enjoy a lovely, traditional Maltese street food. A real must when visiting Mdina The Silent City and Rabat.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“very nice ethnic place with cosy feel nice staff and they also do bring your own wine ! yayy”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“small quaint restaurant with a cosy atmosphere, home made style cooking and reasonable prices”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“here you will find some old treasures which define our religion and cultures”
  • 4 locals recommend
Establishment
“Watch Maltese glass blowing when you visit Mdina Glass and get some lovely souvenirs when you visit”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“This is well known with both locals and tourists. The view from the terrace is stunning. Service and food are excellent, prices are moderate.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“small quaint restaurant with a cosy atmosphere, home made style cooking and reasonable prices”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“very nice ethnic place with cosy feel nice staff and they also do bring your own wine ! yayy”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious Gluten Free meals available at 5, St. Agatha's Esplanade, Mdina ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Next Mdina within walking distance is Rabat - Visit St Pauls Catheral and do the Catacombs fopr €5.”
  • 1 local recommends
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Malta's one of the best. A true culinary experience, the wine list is extraordinary, though a bit expensive it's set in the magical bastions of Mdina, with an amazing view! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A "great romantic restaurant in a classic Mdina setting". Staff are "very professional" and renowned for their "attention to detail and their high degree of customer experience". "Delicious food and beverages". ”
  • 1 local recommends

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