Malta                                                                                                        Map of Malta

6th May 2015                                                                                         All photos by Hetty

Mdina was the capital of Malta, until Valletta was built in the 16th century. It is an ancient, fortified, walled town, perched on a rocky promontory in the centre of the island, with narrow streets and no traffic, only residents cars. The architecture is Norman and Baroque.

City walls and moat

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Main gateway, 1724

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You can see the sea on both sides of the island from the ramparts

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Mosta Dome

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The Cathedral of St Paul was rebuilt about 1700, after an earthquake. It has two clocks – one for time and one for date

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The cathedral museum has a lovely collection of silver items

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The cathedral is highly decorated

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and has a floor of marble gravestones

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St Paul outside St Paul’s Church at Rabat, the adjoining town

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Mdina, taken from the car on our way to the airport

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