Top things to do in Mdina

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…
Cafe in Mdina

Fontanella Tea Gardens & Vinum Wine Bar

Fontanella – a Maltese institution – has a wonderful setting atop the city walls, with sweeping views. It serves delicious home-baked cakes, pastizzi, sandwiches, pizzas and light meals, including particularly tasty…
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…
Mediterranean in Mdina

De Mondion

Romantic enough to inspire spontaneous marriage proposals, this place is set on the 17th-century rooftop of one of the island's loveliest hotels, Xara Palace. The French-inspired menu is seasonal, but expect esoteri…
Art in Mdina

Mdina Cathedral Contemporary Art Biennale

Celebrating its third program from mid-November 2019 to early January 2020, the Mdina Cathedral Contemporary Art Biennale sees many historic locations, such as Palazzo de Piro, Mdina Cathedral and the cathedral's su…
Mediterranean in Mdina

Coogi's

Coogi's attracts mainly tourists with its diverse Mediterranean menu ranging from octopus with garlic, apples and sultanas, through to rabbit livers or grilled swordfish. Lighter lunch options include pizza, pasta, …
Mediterranean in Mdina

Medina

This pretty-as-a-picture romantic venue is in a medieval townhouse with vaulted ceilings and fireplaces. The garden courtyard is perfect for alfresco dining and sophisticated, artfully presented Maltese, Italian and…
Mediterranean in Mdina

Trattoria AD 1530

Part of boutique hotel Xara Palace, this stylishly casual trattoria offers outdoor seating on the pretty square. The food is nothing special, but the location is great on a sunny day. There's a kids' menu, and the g…