Top 10 Attractions in Mdina (2018)


1. Old City of Mdina


📁 Cityscape, Historic, Architecture

Old City of Mdina – Highlights

  • Ancient fortified city full of cultural heritage
  • Preserved medieval and Baroque buildings
  • Impressive palaces along the narrow streets
  • Home to fascinating museums and churches

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 24 hrs

Entrance Fee

  • Free admission

🌐 Main Website


2. Mdina Metropolitan Cathedral (St. Paul’s Cathedral)


📁 Religious Site, Architecture, Art

Mdina Metropolitan Cathedral – Highlights

  • Historic cathedral with spectacular architecture
  • Intricate marble sculptures and fine artworks
  • Vibrant ceiling frescoes and stained glasses
  • Ancient crypts with marble-inlaid tombstones

Opening Hours

  • Mon-Sat: 09:30 – 17:00
  • Sun: 15:00 – 17:00

Entrance Fee

  • Adults: 5 EUR
  • Children: Free
  • Inclusive of admission to the Museum

🌐 Main Website


3. Mdina Main Gate


📁 City Gate, Architecture, Historic

Mdina Main Gate – Highlights

  • Restored city gate of Mdina
  • Splendid Baroque architecture
  • Surrounded by lovely gardens

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 24 hrs

Entrance Fee

  • Free admission

4. St. Paul’s Catacombs


📁 Ancient Tombs, Archaeology

St. Paul’s Catacombs – Highlights

  • Ancient underground Roman cemetery complex
  • Fine example of Maltese subterranean architecture
  • Explore the tombs using the newly built walkways
  • Multiple fascinating archaeological artefacts

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 09:00 – 17:00

Entrance Fee

  • Adults: 5 EUR
  • Children: 2.50 EUR

🌐 Main Website


5. Palazzo Falson & Historic House Museum


📁 Museum, Historic, Art

Palazzo Falson – Highlights

  • Old surviving house built in 13th-century
  • Library with thousands of antique books
  • Collection of superb paintings and jewellery
  • Panoramic vista of Mdina from the cafe

Opening Hours

  • Tue-Sun: 10:00 – 17:00
  • Mon: Closed

Entrance Fee

  • Adults: 10 EUR
  • Children (6-12): Free
  • Children (0-5): No Entry

🌐 Main Website


6. Mdina Metropolitan Museum (St. Paul’s Cathedral’s Museum)


📁 Museum, Religious, Art

Mdina Metropolitan Museum – Highlights

  • Cathedral museum with historic objets d’art
  • Decorated halls full of magnificent paintings
  • Numismatic collections from 400 BC onwards
  • Collection of fine silverwares and silver statues

Opening Hours

  • Mon-Sat: 09:30 – 17:00
  • Sun: Closed

Entrance Fee

  • Adults: 5 EUR
  • Children: Free
  • Inclusive of admission to the Cathedral

🌐 Main Website


7. Domus Romana


📁 Museum, Historic, Art

Domus Romana – Highlights

  • Remains of aristocratic Roman town house
  • Superb Roman mosaic floors & adornments
  • Exhibits of ancient Roman household items
  • Marble statues of Emperor Claudius & his family

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 09:00 – 17:00

Entrance Fee

  • Adults: 6 EUR
  • Children: 3 EUR

🌐 Main Website


8. Palazzo Vilhena & National Museum of Natural History


📁 Palace, Architecture, Museum

Palazzo Vilhena – Highlights

  • Magnificent Baroque palace full of history
  • Multiple exhibits of natural history objects
  • Large collection of shells and animal fossils
  • Hundreds of rocks and minerals on display

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 09:00 – 17:00

Entrance Fee

  • Adults: 5 EUR
  • Children: 2.50 EUR

🌐 Main Website


9. Carmelite Church & Priory


📁 Religious Site, Architecture, Museum

Carmelite Church & Priory – Highlights

  • Baroque church with beautiful murals
  • Ornate interior full of notable paintings
  • Insights into the Carmelite friars’ daily life
  • Variety of rooms in the priory to explore

Opening Hours

  • Tue-Sun: 10:00 – 17:00
  • Mon: Closed

Entrance Fee

  • General: 4 EUR

🌐 Main Website


10. Howards Gardens (Gnien Howards)


📁 Garden, Panorama, Nature

Howards Gardens – Highlights

  • Large garden close to Mdina’s walls
  • Pleasant stroll down the mowed grass
  • Viewpoints offering lovely panoramas

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 24 hrs

Entrance Fee

  • Free admission

🌐 Main Website


Map of Top 10 Attractions in Mdina



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Author: Jeutravel.com
Date Published: 20 July 2017
Last Updated: 18 March 2018

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