Mdina, Malta's former capital city, is another fine example of a walled city. The city, referred to as 'The Silent City', is also known as 'Città Notabile' or the noble city. This city is full of amazing palaces and restaurants, as well as the magnificent cathedral dedicated to St Paul. Either for a wander through its mazy ancient streets or just gazing out over the bastions, Mdina is not to be missed.
Rabat, a town located just outside the fortifications, is home to many places of interest, including St Paul's Grotto, St Agatha's Catacombs, St Paul's Catacombs and the Domus Romana, which is an old Roman Villa containing numerous artefacts. On the outskirts of Rabat, you will also find Buskett Gardens, which is one of Malta's few woodland areas. It is also home to Verdala Palace, which is the Maltese president's summer residence.
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