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 Egyptian amulets dating from the 5th-century BC and a remarkable coin collection, which includes Carthaginian and Romana-Maltese examples. The museum is housed in a baroque 18th-century palace originally used as a seminary.

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1. Casa Testaferrata

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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…

2. St Paul's Cathedral

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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.

3. House of Notary Bezzina

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

5. Casa Inguanez

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

6. Corte Capitanale

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The former Court of Justice. The figures on the balcony represent Justice and Mercy.

7. National Museum of Natural History

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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…

8. Mdina Dungeons

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Gruesome waxworks devoted to horrible historical practices may give older kids and teenagers a grisly thrill.