The town of Rabat is located just outside Mdina.
St. Pauls’ church (today’s photo) is usually listed as the main attraction of Rabat. However, I was mostly impressed by the catacombs of St. Paul and St. Agatha. They are Early Christian underground cemeteries. I can highly recommend to visit them!
Malta has a few treasures and Mdina is definitely one of them!
The small city of Mdina dates back to 8th century BC, and it’s one of the main attractions in Malta.
It’s a very unique place! While being in Malta, you just must take a slow walk and explore this special town! 🙂
As a curio, Mdina is sometimes called Silent City; and only people who live there can drive inside the city.
The movie “Popeye” from 1980 was made in Malta. To that purpose, the Sweethaven Village (Popeye Village) was built there. Currently, the film set is an attraction fun park. I haven’t been inside, just saw it from the other side, and it looked lovely (together with turquoise water). All wooden, colorful buildings are so picturesque – a perfect location.
Marsaxlokk is a picturesque Maltese fishing village with a bit complicated name. 😉
I’ve already showed you a few pictures from Marsaxlokk, you’ll find them in posts from 1st , 8th, 11th and 12th of August 2017.
If it’s possible, visit Marsaxlokk on Sunday, explore narrow streets, enjoy the coast and go to the fish market. 🙂
There are three Maltese sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List:
-City of Valletta
-Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum.
All sites are worth visiting, especially the temples and hypogeum. 🙂
Currently, on the UNESCO list, there are 6 Megalithic temples (Ġgantija, Ħaġar Qim, Mnajdra, Skorba, Ta’ Ħaġrat and Tarxien). However, there are more Megalithic temples existing on Malta. Maybe one day, the UNESCO list will be extended?
How do Megalithic temples look like?
-Well, it depends which site. In general you’ll be able to “explore” the interiors of the Megalithic structures; reconstructions of e.g., doorway; examples of prehistoric art; large prehistoric statues and of course lots of stones (very, very, very old stones).
The statue presented today comes from Tarxien Temples, that’s located just outside Valletta.
When I was visiting Malta, I had a chance to visit a few Megalithic temples.
Each site was very interesting. Everywhere, I met friendly people, proud of their culture and place they work. I also liked the way some Megalithic temples (not all of them) are protected, e.g., with a “tent”.
And in general, it’s a very unique experience to be in such an old place, even if their age is not so precisely estimated, they are still impressive!