VALLETTA AND MDINA YOUR WAY
Sightseen, Designed for families, My Explorations, Passepartour, From 1 to 3 hours walking
Let your instinct guide you as you discover Valletta and Mdina: the 'most humble city' and the “silent city”, the current and former capitals of the archipelago. Among medieval walls, Norman palaces and Baroque cathedrals, get ready for a historic and architectural tour of Malta.
- Valletta: Magisterial Palace, Co-Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Barrakka Gardens
- Mdina: old town, Falson Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral
- You set the times, and mark out the routes: make your visit to Malta's major cities your own. Start in Valletta, the current capital, known as the “Most Humble City” despite being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll see the Magisterial Palace, once the residence of the Grand Masters of the Order of the Knights of Malta and now the office of the President of Malta*.
- The Co-Cathedral of St. John the Baptist houses several Baroque masterpieces, tombstones of the Knights of St. John, Flemish tapestries and two paintings by Caravaggio.
- A photo stop awaits at the Barrakka Gardens, with a spectacular view of the Grand Port. The second stop is Mdina, the island's capital until 1530, known as the “Silent City” because of its peaceful alleys, now virtually uninhabited. In Mdina you'll find traces of medieval splendor, but above all Norman and Baroque buildings. The former include the Falson Palace, built in 1495, and a perfect example of the latter is St. Paul's Cathedral*.
- Before you leave, take a souvenir selfie in front of the ancient entry gate: it's one of the most scenic places in the city.
Good to know
- The excursion does not include any entry to the sites.