It’s known to millions around the world as The Silent City.
And now Mdina has been ranked as the top tourist attraction in the Maltese Islands this summer.
It pushed St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta into second place in the latest TripAdvisor rankings for June, July and August 2018.
Fort Rinella, the stunning Victorian fortress and museum near Kalkara, came third.
TripAdvisor users are clearly impressed by Mdina, with glowing reviews about the ‘unique atmosphere’ and the feeling of ‘stepping back in time’.
Almost three-quarters of visitors rated the former Maltese capital city as ‘excellent’.
More than 20 per cent ranked it as ‘very good’.
One tourist from Dorset in England wrote: ‘From afar and up close, this is a beauty.
‘Mdina is a glimpse of the world that was with narrow alleys, churches and the spectacular views over the ramparts.’
A visitor from Sydney in Australia commented: ‘It’s amazing to wander the old streets and see the honey-coloured buildings.’
A holidaymaker from Rome added: ‘If you like historic places, you cannot miss a visit to Mdina while in Malta. It is surrounded with bastions, has museums, churches, palaces and a wonderful view.’
Mdina was also recently named one of the most Instagrammed locations in Malta, racking up almost 100,000 posts on the social media site.
Read more: Visit Malta