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Mdina - carriage boarding place
Il-Karozzin - carriage

Il-Karozzin is Maltese and means horse-drawn carriage.  The first carriages were imported from Gibraltar around 1850 and used for daily use. Nowadays the carriages are still being used, but no longer for daily use.

At marriages and events the carriages are sometimes used, but especially for a tourist tour to several locations.

In particular in  Mdina and Valletta the karozzin will be used to make a tour. In Mdina they also drive you around in the historical city and in Valletta it will be less because the main streets are a pedestrian area.

Valletta has multiple boarding places spread over the city, the fare depends on the tour one wants to take and the time one makes use of the karozzin.
Mdina has a waiting place in front of the main gate and the fixed price for a tour is written on a board.

Malta has provided resting places for the horses, where the horses can eat and drink. The owners  usually have  good stables. The amount of karozzins available depends on the weather. For example in the warm July and August months it is too hot for the horses to be used all day long. Often they alternate.

Opening hours
As long as there are tourists
Ticket / admission fee

Depending on the time, see also the information board at the waiting area.
Address and street / location can be found on our map, click on Guide in the menu bar and you will get a map with markers.
Additional information

In the beginning period of the Knights there was transport for the gentry with an “ Il-Kaless”. This was a small horse or donkey drawn carriage with big wheels. The coachman ran alongside the horse or donkey.

Around 1856 the transport was performed by kind of a carriage for 16 persons with a person on the box and horses in front. It can  be compared to a kind of stagecoach. This mode of transport was given the name  “Omnibus”. In November 1856 a timetable even started. This mode of transport was quickly overtaken by other modes of transport, like the train and after that the tram and the bus.

carriage on the streets of Mdina
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