Highlights in Mdina

Highlights in Mdina during a Mediterranean cruise

Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul

  • cathedral built between 1697 and 1702
  • destroyed by an earthquake in 1693
  • with painting from Mattia Preti, a Tuscan painting of the Madonna
  • two bell towers
  • dedicated to Paul, the saint patron of Malta

Vilhena Palace

  • palace in Baroque style
  • damaged by the great earthquake in 1693
  • was the summer residence of the Grand Master Vilhena

main squares

Most important squares in Mdina are:

  • Misrah il-Kunsill Città Notabile
  • Pjazza San Pawl
  • Pjazza San Publiju
  • Pjazza tal-Arċisqof
  • Pjazza bag Sur-
  • Pjazzetta Beata Maria Pisani Adeodata
  • Triq Inguanez
  • Triq is-Sur
  • Triq San Pawl
  • Triq Santu Rokku
  • Triq Villegaignon

Palazzo Santa Sophia

  • the oldest palace and building in Mdina
  • dating from the 12th century
  • top floor was added in 1938