Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Malta - Mdina
Inside Main Gate - Mdina
From left to right : Mdina Police Station, Vilhena Palace, main gate Torre dello Stendardo (Tower). The figures at the rear of the gateway are three Saint protectors of Mdina, namely, St. Publius, Saint Paul and St. Agatha.
Sent by Silvan, a facebook friend from Malta.
This is from Wikipedia : Mdina, Città Vecchia, or Città Notabile, (English: Notabile, or Imdina) is the old capital of Malta. Mdina is a medieval walled town situated on a hill in the centre of the island. Punic remains uncovered beyond the city’s walls suggest the importance of the general region to Malta’s Phoenician settlers. Mdina is commonly called the "Silent City" by natives and visitors. The town is still confined within its walls, and has a population of less than three hundred, but it is contiguous with the village of Rabat, which takes its name from the Arabic word for suburb, and has a population of over 11,000.