Tour of Mdina, Rabat, Mosta, Ta Qali, Dingli and St Anton’s Gardens
Mdina is the ancient medieval capital of the island of Malta. Today it is known as “the city of silence”. It seems taken out of a storybook and not in vain, many great productions such as “Gladiator”, “Agora” or “Game of Thrones” have been shot in its streets.
It is only necessary to rest your elbows on its high walls and almost as a bird’s eye view we can observe practically the whole of the island. Thus we managed to enter the shoes of the sentries who, from that very point guarded the seas and their shores looking for the enemy. We will walk its streets and corners, discovering its history and its medieval architecture.
In Rabat, the outskirts of Mdina, we will visit pagan catacombs that were later reused by the subsequent inhabitants for their different rituals and for a period they came to be used to conserve food since in summer the catacombs are the most “fresh” area.
We will also visit Dingli Cliffs, the highest point of the island and one of the most majestic panoramic views that our archipelago and its nature offer.
Near Mdina we will stop at Ta Qali, the village of artisans, where we can see where the glass, blown glass and silver filigree and made, handicrafts so typical of the islands, and get hold of some souvenirs at the best prices, since we are buying directly from the factory.
We will stop at the Basilica of Santa Maria of Mosta, known in Malta as the Rotunda, as it’s dome without supports is one of the largest in Europe. It is also considered miraculous by the locals as two bombs fell on it during the second worls war, without causing personal injury.
We will close the day visiting the Gardens of San Antón. Planted in the eighteenth century under the direction of the Grand Master of the Order of St. John Antoine de Paule, surrounding his residence, an impressive palace of the same era that we will see from the outside, since today is the official residence of the Prime Minister of Malta.
Grand Master De Paule invited official visits to Malta to plant in this garden a tree from his country in memory of the visit. It became tradition and almost every tree in this garden has its own history.
- PRICE 55.00
- PRICE UNDER 12 YEARS 25.00
- FREE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 6
- Duration: 8 hours
- Tuesday and Friday
- Includes pick-up and drop-off to the hotel
- Includes: Entrance to Mosta church and catacombs