Attractions

Top Choice Church in Mdina

St Paul's Cathedral

The cathedral is said to be built on the site of the villa belonging to Publius, the Roman governor of Malta who welcomed St Paul in AD 60.The original Norman church was destroyed by an earthquake, and the restraine…
Gardens in Mdina

Mdina Ditch Garden

Mdina's ditch was an important element of its fortifications. It was first created in the 15th century, but was rebuilt by the Knights of St John's military architect Charles François de Mondion. More recently, the …
Historic Building in Mdina

Palazzo Falson

The magnificent Palazzo Falson is a beautifully preserved medieval mansion. Formerly the home of artist and philanthropist Olof Gollcher (1889–1962), the palace offers a rare glimpse into the sumptuous private world…
Museum in Mdina

Cathedral Museum

The Cathedral Museum's outstanding highlight is a series of woodcut and copperplate prints and lithographs by the German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer. However, there are other items of interest, including Egypt…
Museum in Mdina

National Museum of Natural History

Housed in the elegant Palazzo de Vilhena is an interesting – if old-school fusty – array of displays. Of particular note is the geology section, which explains the origins of Malta's landscape and displays the wide …
Audiovisual in Mdina

Mdina Experience

These three presentations about Mdina's history of siege and embattlement come with an attendant waxwork display of knights to really bring the town's past to life. Options include the story of the Knights, the hist…
Historic Building in Mdina

Casa Testaferrata

The residence of the Marquis of San Vincenzo Ferreri, a member of the Maltese nobility. The title was created by King Philip V of Spain and donated to the family in 1716.
Theatre in Mdina

Knights of Malta

Audiovisual displays, ghoulish and gruesome mannequins and big screens bring alive the story of the Knights of Malta and the Great Siege of 1565.
Historic Building in Mdina

House of Notary Bezzina

During the 1798 Mdina uprising against the French occupiers, the French commander Masson was lobbed to his death from the Bezzina's balcony.
Historic Building in Mdina

Casa Inguanez

The ancient seat of Malta's oldest aristocratic family, who've lived here since the 14th century.