Ten photos that will make you want to visit Mdina

Perhaps I'm biased because we live so close, but Mdina is definitely one of the few un-spoilt jewels that are still left on this island. Perched on its hill and surrounded by massive high walls and a dry moat, Mdina has managed to retain its 'untouchable' aura for centuries. Thankfully, Mdina has nowhere to expand and all the buildings inside it are protected. Its architecture is a harmonious blend of medieval and Baroque and underneath its streets, an ancient Roman town lies sleeping.

Mdina has a quaintness that rubs off on all those who enter its gates. And it has this propensity to l bewitch you before you even have time to blink. Mdina is one of the last remnants of old Malta. It is what the rest of the island used to look like before it was invaded by contractors and cranes and tractors that, in the name of prosperity and progress, have destroyed the character of this island and robbed it of its soul. 

But Mdina prevails and - as long as somebody doesn't go stark-raving mad and come up with some 'bright' idea to develop it and make it more 'tourist-friendly' - it will continue to charm its visitors while retaining the veil of secrecy and mystery that are such an inherent part of its legacy.

So, without further chatter from me, here are 10 photos that will do the talking instead of me and will, hopefully, make you want to visit Mdina.
Mdina, Malta | Sincerely Loree

Mdina, Malta | Sincerely Loree

Mdina, Malta | Sincerely Loree

Mdina, Malta | Sincerely Loree

Mdina, Malta | Sincerely Loree

Mdina, Malta | Sincerely Loree

Mdina, Malta | Sincerely Loree

Mdina, Malta | Sincerely Loree
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Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Magical Mdina, beautiful photos. The pathways between buildings add to the mystery.

Loree said...

Salty Pumpkin Studio: I agree. They add even more mystery at night.

Pipistrello said...

It looks gorgeous, Loree! Thank goodness this little pocket still remains untouched. At least from what I see from your photos, Malta's natural beauty makes up for any loss in the urban environment.

Debbie Nolan said...

Oh this was such a beautiful visit. Love the narrow walkways and can feel the mysterious charm of this lovely place. Thank you for sharing - hope all is well with you friend. Hugs!

Loree said...

@Pipistrello, I try to focus on the pretty parts.

@Debbie, it is truly a special place. I love it very much.

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