Step back in time as Mdina goes medieval

Mdina is well-known as The Silent City – but not this weekend.

Expect to see battles, sword fighting, slaves in chains and a whole lot more as Malta’s former capital hosts the annual Medieval Mdina Festival.

The two-day event, on Saturday and Sunday, 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.

A spokesman for Mdina Local Council told 89.7 Bay: ‘We’ll have plenty of things to see and do all day long on both Saturday and Sunday in the various corners and squares of Mdina.

‘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.’

The festival is free and is organised by Mdina Local Council.

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