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  • City walls and fortification
    City walls and fortification
    by HORSCHECK
  • Mdina door knocker
    Mdina door knocker
    by balhannah
  • Mdina door knocker
    Mdina door knocker
    by balhannah

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    DOOR KNOCKERS

    by balhannah Written Sep 4, 2012
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    Favorite thing: Old places like Mdina often have some interesting sculptures, doors and door knockers.
    I take my time in these places, and it is surprising what interesting things I find. Here, it was door knockers and doors.

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    City Fortification

    by HORSCHECK Updated Nov 24, 2010

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    City walls and fortification

    Favorite thing: Mdina is an ancient, completely walled city, whose history dates back to about 700 before Christ.

    At this time the Phoenicians built the first city fortifications on top of the hill which overlooks parts of Malta.

    These fortifications were strengthened and changed a few times in the Middle Ages.

    On the south western side the city wall is surrounded by a wide, dry moat, which separates Mdina from Rabat.

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    Some Websites

    by Redang Updated Oct 19, 2008

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    Favorite thing: - www.visitmalta.com/mdina
    - www.mdinatoursmalta.com
    - www.malta-info.co.uk/attractions/mdina_attractions.html
    - www.my-malta.com/malteseislands/Mdina.html

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    Mdina experience audio visual spectacular

    by ginte Written Apr 12, 2008

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    Favorite thing: In Mdina experience audio visual spectacular you will travel through 3000 years of Malta history - from the very begining to nowadays. I liked this experience and a possibility to know all Malta's history, and not just to hear, but to see it as well. There are many languages you can choose for your convenience.

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    Gateway

    by ginte Written Apr 12, 2008

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    Favorite thing: You will enter medieval town Mdina via the Greek gate. It was named after a small number of Greeks who came from Rhodes with the Knights of St John. The walls of the gate are very old, dating back to Arab times. During our visit they were under construction.

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    Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul

    by Angelinka Updated May 30, 2005

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    Favorite thing: While in Mdina I suggest visiting Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, the roots of the Islands' Christianity, as you will not be disappointed. This Cathedral built between(1697-1702) caused the town architects at the time to redesign the town centre. Several houses were demolished and streets cleared to give an open view across the square in front of the Cathedral

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    Narrow street 2

    by Angelinka Written May 13, 2005

    Favorite thing: ....it was like a labyrinth and I probably could have lost myself in my thoughts. Every street was so much the same, yet so different from the one before. All the closed, but brightly- painted doors and windows,all the golden bricks on every side.

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    mdina´s gate

    by Angelinka Written May 13, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Before, the main door of Mdina was where one sees the stone frame to the right of the gate. The imposing gate one sees today, was built during the time of the Grand Master of the Order of St John, Manoel de Vilhena.

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    Final View

    by sandysmith Updated Mar 16, 2005

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    last look

    Favorite thing: Just one last look back at the skyline of Mdina as we left - maybe we will be back one day to see inside the Cathedral and perhaps the dungeons or some other attraction here - certainly could occupy a day here.

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    View 1

    by sandysmith Updated Mar 8, 2005

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    view over Malta

    Fondest memory: I really enjoyed the views from the bastions around Mdina - especially those towards the back near Fontanella Tearooms. It was really clear as you can see from this pic and the coastline can be seen in the distance.

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    Cats of Mdina

    by sandysmith Updated Feb 17, 2005

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    contented cat

    Fondest memory: Of course cats are always a favourite of mine. There were plenty of cats in the gardens just outside the city walls of Mdina - we saw two lots of locals feed them in our short visit here - they obvioulsy like their cats too!
    This one was inside the city walls though and loooked so content and cosy against this stone work that I couldn't resist a pic.
    Calendars of Maltese cats are also found in the shops.

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    Statue 2

    by sandysmith Updated Feb 16, 2005

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    corner statue

    Favorite thing: Here's another pic of a fine statue on a corner of a building - this time by Bastion Square, virtually opposite the Fontanella Tearooms. It just sotod out so well against the blue sky - which doesn't do justice to how cold it was this time. With Mdina being on a hill you really feel any wind here.

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    Archway

    by sandysmith Updated Feb 16, 2005

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    street scene

    Fondest memory: Here's another view of street scene in Mdina -this was near Bastion Square - and had a nice little arch linking the two buildings either side of the narrow road. Note the lamplights too. Must be lovely at night when the streets are lit by these - spooky almst. We actually booked a ghost walk tour here but was unfortunately cancelled - disappointing but it was very windy and rainy that night.

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    Streets of Mdina

    by sandysmith Updated Feb 16, 2005

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    narrow curved streets

    Favorite thing: Its very atmospheric just exploring the side streets of Mdina and picturing their history. The curved streets were built during the time of the Arabs as a form of defence. Walking down these narrow lanes you can undedrstand how difficult it would be to see how long they were and if an enemy was approaching! Plus you could not shoot arrows around the corners!

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    Mdina Doorknockers

    by sandysmith Written Feb 15, 2005

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    delightful doorknocker

    Favorite thing: You can make quite a feature of spotting the unusal doorknockers in Mdina - indeed I believe there are calendars produced from them. This one was on the palace belonging to a noble family the Bonnici Testaferrata Family. Loved the detail of this one with the angels around the family crest.

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