Saturday, 30 May 2009

Mdina - the silent city

We caught a taxi to the old capital - Mdina, which sits on a hill in the middle of Malta. It is an old walled city, with very little traffic. Mdina was the capital city until the Knights of St John made the Grand Harbour and Valletta as the capital city, and Mdina was then used by Maltese aristocracy.

It is a beautiful old town, and we wandered around enjoying the views, and all the narrow alleyways.

We visited St Paul's Cathedral

We also visited the Cathedral Museum. The museum was undergoing renovations, so it was very dusty and difficult to get around. However all the pieces were still on display, along with all the dust...I could just imagine some curators shuddering at the exposure to all the dust going all over the pieces, and seeping in through the display cabinets.

After a few hours here it was back to Mellieha Bay and to the important stuff - to the beach and the pool!

1 comment:

Linda Robertus said...

It's so nice to see your Malta photos - I was there in 1996, after finishing med school, and loved it - especially Mdina. I think it hasn't changed much since!