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Turn back time as Mdina goes medieval


Mdina is well-known as The Silent City – but just sometimes it can get really noisy.

The dates have been announced for the 2019 edition of the Medieval Mdina Festival.

The spectacular event will be held on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May.

Mdina festival re-enactment

Expect to see battles, sword fighting, slaves in chains and a whole lot more as Malta’s former capital hosts a brilliant day out for all the family.

The two-day event is expected to attract thousands of families and tourists to Mdina.

There’ll be battle re-enactments, medieval music, jesters, falconry, a children’s area and a brilliant medieval food market.

Whether you’re looking for fresh produce or a big fat hog roast, it’s all here.

mdina medieval malta reanactment in central square

A spokesman for the Local Council said: ‘We’ll have plenty of things to see and do all day long on both Saturday and Sunday.

‘We’re planning  lots of battles, skirmishes and re-enactments of scenes from the medieval period.

‘We’ve also got a town crier, a slave market in the streets, sword fighting, flag throwing shows and a re-enactment of a medieval kitchen.’

Medieval Mdina 2019, now in its 11th edition, will be held in the Mdina ditch, offering a larger space and access to a wider audience.

mdina malta walls

About Mdina

Mdina has been described as a city of wonder, winding alleys and cobbled streets.

It has some of the most wonderful architecture Malta has to offer. 

The Silent City was founded as Maleth in around the 8th century BC and was later renamed Melite by the Romans.

Mdina boasts a thriving history and sits on one of the highest points in the island.

During the medieval times, Mdina was considered the safest part of Malta, mostly because of its distance from the sea. 

Today, Mdina is one of the island’s major tourist attractions, hosting about 900,000 tourists a year.

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