Acrylic Fridge Magnet of Mdina- The Silent City
Mdina, also known as Cittia Notabile, Citta Vecchia, Notabile in English and Imdina in Phoenician, is the former capital city of Malta. This medieval town is located on a hill that lies in the middle of the island. It was once a very important city in Malta but its importance has diminished in recent years. Mdina is generally referred to as the 'Silent City' by visitors and the inhabitants of the city. You can get a small piece of this medieval town in the form of the lovely acrylic fridge magnet exhibited above. It displays a striking view of the entrance of Mdina and features a neat acrylic finishing that adds grace and sophistication to the magnet.
History of the Town
The Phoenicians first inhabited Mdina, which is a walled city, sometime during 700 BC; they fortified the city too. They referred to the city as Maleth at that time. When the Romans took over Malta, it was turned into a Municipum and the palace of the governor was established in Mdina. It is also believed that the famous Apostle St. Paul also stayed in Mdina when his ship was destroyed on the island. In 1091 AD, the Normans invaded the city and constructed strong walls around it. Mdina was also segregated from Rabat, which was another town built close to it. During 1530 AD, Malta was given to the Order of Knights of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem.
More Info about Mdina
The present town of Mdina still contains almost all the palaces that were built during the time of the Romans and Normans. These palaces now serve as homes for the residents of the city. There are lots of interesting monuments and places to visit in the city including the St. Paul's Cathedral, Palazzo Falson, which is also known as the Norman House, Palazzo Santa Sophia, St. Agatha's Chapel, Natural History Museum, Dungeons of Mdina and Benedictine Monastery.