Thursday, November 28, 2013

Mediterranean and Adriatic Cruise October 2012 - Malta

Continuing with Mdina in Malta. There are only around 300 inhabitants of the ancient city and very few cars leading to it's nickname of The Silent City. It adjoins the village of Rabat which has a population of over 11,000.

Mdina is full of very narrow streets so is not at all suited to traffic.


Statue of the Madonna and Child on the Carmelite Church.

Gold leaf painting in a workshop.

Views of the neighbouring village of Rabat from the city walls.

The Mtarfa clock tower near Rabat.

Leaving Mdina, we passed through various beautiful villages as we headed back towards the coast.
We passed the Blue Grotto on the way

The fishing village of Marsaxlokk.




The town church.
From there we returned to the port of Valletta to sail for our next port of call. We were able to see the lovely architecture as we sailed out.
So it was goodbye to Malta as we sailed towards our next stop in Venice.

2 comments:

Caren Gittleman said...

you are so truly blessed to be able to visit such beautiful locales!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

jackie...these pictures are great !!! had to "bigify" the statues one just to see if the dog was real :)

the tabbies would love the fishing village and the architecture is amazing....you won't see that in construction anywhere in this day and age !!