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Apr 27, 2019 - Blue Grotto, Hagar Qim, Rabat, Mdina & Mosta Dome

A full day of wonderful today took us first to the Blue Grotto on the SW coast of Malta. Although it does not go very far back into the rocks, the sun hitting the water produced many shades of blue. While some of the group took a boat ridge into the Grotto, the rest of us meandered up the hill looking at the different shops and took a break at the top while enjoying the view of the ocean. Then it was on to the temple of Hagar Qim which stands on a hilltop overlooking the sea. At the bottom of the hill is another, smaller temple. The...

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Nov 10, 2018 - Medina, Malta

Mdina (we spell it Medina) is a fortified city in the Northern Region of Malta. It served as the island's capital from antiquity to the medieval period. The city is still confined within its walls and has a population of just under 300. I must tell you a story of Malta that I didn't yesterday. There was an Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. They arose around 1023 to provide care for sick, poor or injured pilgrims coming to the Holy Land. After the conquest of Jerusalem in 1099 during the First Crusade, the...

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Sep 12, 2015 - Mdina - St Paul was shipwrecked here, we flew

After the hubbub of Valletta and its surroundings, the ancient hilltop walled 'city' of Mdina lived up to its epithet as the 'silent city', its medieval and post-earthquake baroque sandstone buildings lit by quaint street lamps eerily quiet once the day-trippers have left. Mdina was the island's capital city up to 1530 when the Knights of St John moved the title to the more strategic coastal site of Valletta where their fleets were maintained. Mdina has become one of the major highlights of a visit to Malta, as one crosses over the now...

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Mar 1, 2012 - Day trip to Mdina

Wiki Info Mdina 3-1 After purchasing tickets to the Hypergeum and ferry to Sicily, we hopped a bus (purchased 7 day unlimited pass at airport) to the Mdina, ancient walled capital of Malta. The LP had a fine guided tour written up saving us the price of local guide and thus payed for the LP to boot! Also, three cheers for the exorbitantly priced museum entries - needless to say I'm not keen on museums -because even at the oldsters price, Bon & Mari weren't tempted, ha! The trip around the 'old' place gave new meaning to the historic and...

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