Tour ta' San Pawl f' Malta
Duration: 3 Hours
Date & Time: Special Event on the PH of St. Paul's Feast 10th February at 10AM
Meeting Point: Mdina Main Gate (Look out for the yellow umbrella)
Duration: 3 hours
Price: €12 (does not include entrance to the catacombs €6* - optional)
10th February is a Public Holiday in Malta. Colour my Travel will be organising a cultural family-friendly event on this Public Holiday to commemorate this event. Join us for a St. Paul’s Shipwreck Special Edition of our Complete Mdina Tour.
The area occupied by Mdina has been inhabited since at least the Bronze Age. The Phoenicians and Romans established their own settlements here, but the modern name and layout of the city reflect Arab rule, before the Normans firmly established it as the country's capital. Although the construction of Valletta lessened its importance, a strong earthquake in 1693 led to reconstruction, and a revival of the city. Since that time, Mdina has changed very little.
Take a journey back in time with our guide through the narrow streets of the city, while admiring the magnificent palazzos and churches in the city’s unique mix of medieval and baroque styles, as well as the spectacular panoramas from the high bastion walls. You will learn about the colourful history of Mdina, and the many sieges it endured, offering shelter and protection to the Maltese population against frequent pirate attacks; and of course legends associated with St. Paul - Malta’s patron saint.
The walk will then proceed to the nearby town of Rabat, for a guided tour of the St. Paul’s Catacombs.