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It's a Historic Gateway

the Gateway is famous in Maltese history & is majestic, but can be traversed in minutes. It makes... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
A very Busy gateway

There is no denying that this is a majestic gateway, outside in the square before you enter is all... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
South West England, United Kingdom
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Main Gate Area Bridge, Mdina, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 2 days ago

the Gateway is famous in Maltese history & is majestic, but can be traversed in minutes. It makes for an imposing photo when added to the walls to the left & right. The town inside the gate is more spectacular still

Thank Leiyu
Reviewed 5 days ago

There is no denying that this is a majestic gateway, outside in the square before you enter is all hassle and bustle with horse carriages, taxi's, street vendors and tourists. Once you pass through the gates it is far more peaceful and tranquil ( well...More

Thank AvidTraveler12
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The main gate really is a picture. Get passed the horsemen! And just imagine days gone by and the history that has passed through this gate into a wonderful city. A must do picture for any couple

Thank Ian L
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit Mdina, it is likely you will enter the fortified city through this main gate, after walking on a bridge. It is worth taking a picture as you enter, as well as from the gardens under the bridge.

Thank neo_marcopolo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not sure why the main entrance should be a seperate review to the rest of the city. Yes its an impressive entrance via a bridge. It was very busy as a wedding group in cars and horse buggys wiggled through the tourists enroute to the...More

Thank mick p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a stunning entrance to the old city and if they would leave the cars and vans outside the city walls the experience of the old place would be even better. Wander through the little streets and take in the amazing view from the...More

Thank woodie49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You could almost miss this gateway into the city. It is imposing and grand. There is a small map on one side to get your bearings, tourist information just inside the gate

Thank Pickle085
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unless you particularly a fan of this type of archtecture there is little appeal here. It was of course the entrance to the old Maltese capital but the gate, like the city, is a disappointment.

Thank StanleyBumfluff1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The main gate is an impressive sight as one approaches the old city of Mdina in Malta. It spans a deep moat with beautifully landscaped gardens along the base

Thank John R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked here from our bus and were amazed with this as our first site of the Silent City . The entering this historic gate into the walled city was like entering a movie set .it was hard to stop taking pictures.

Thank easterntreker
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