Magical Mdina: The Noble City

Tucked away on the island of Malta is the fortified city of Mdina. With a population under 300 people, this charming city has been around for almost 4,000 years and is the center of Malta’s nobility. Nicknamed the “silent city” due to the lack of cars (only a handful of individuals are allowed them) and lamp-lit streets, the city is a well-preserved slice of paradise on the island of Malta.

Magical Mdina via Beer Time With Wagner
Magical Mdina via Wayfaring With Wagner
Magical Mdina via Wayfaring With Wagner
Magical Mdina via Wayfaring With WagnerMdina is a mixture of government buildings, impressive palaces, and bold religious structures. The city is on the short list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is an important historical and cultural center of Malta. We reached Mdina right before sunset which created a gorgeous golden reflection on the old city buildings.

Magical Mdina via Beer Time With Wagner
Magical Mdina via Wayfaring With Wagner
Magical Mdina via Wayfaring With Wagner
Magical Mdina via Wayfaring With WagnerLegend states that when Paul the Apostle was shipwrecked on the island of Malta in 60 A.D., he lived in Mdina. The main cathedral of the city is named “St. Paul’s Cathedral” in honor of him. Although the original cathedral was destroyed in an earthquake, it was subsequently rebuilt.

Magical Mdina via Wayfaring With Wagner
Magical Mdina via Wayfaring With Wagner
Magical Mdina via Wayfaring With WagnerKind of obsessed with this Kate Spade dress. I bought it on sale in the USA right before I headed to Malta and can’t wait for warm weather to reach Edinburgh so I can wear it again!

Magical Mdina via Wayfaring With WagnerMagical Mdina via Wayfaring With Wagner
Magical Mdina via Wayfaring With Wagner
Magical Mdina via Wayfaring With Wagner
Magical Mdina via Wayfaring With Wagner
Magical Mdina via Wayfaring With WagnerThese fortified side streets were absolutely gorgeous! Because I visited Malta in January (lowest of low season), the city of Mdina was completely empty! Every time I turned a corner, I probably snapped at least 10-20 pictures. Mdina was incredibly photogenic!

Magical Mdina via Wayfaring With Wagner
Magical Mdina via Wayfaring With Wagner
Magical Mdina via Wayfaring With WagnerI pretty much want to live in all these houses. I think the red and blue shutters do it for me. Can someone please buy me one? I’ll invite you to come visit me!

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Magical Mdina via Wayfaring With Wagner
Magical Mdina via Wayfaring With Wagner
Magical Mdina via Wayfaring With WagnerThe stunning gate to the fortified city of Mdina. Mdina is a hidden gem located in the middle of Malta. It is easily reached through bus services or taxis.

Magical Mdina via Wayfaring With WagnerQuestion: What’s your favorite fortified city? Mdina might just be my new favorite!

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