You can enjoy a walk around the dry moat or even enter the channel between the fortification walls.
App info: In our app you will find the location, address, opening hours and admission / entrance fee of this spot. If you use the app, you will find additional information and news about this spot on this page.
The ditch or dry moat of Mdina was an essential part of the surrounding fortifications. It represents height, as on one side Mdina stands on a cliff, overlooking a large part of the Maltese landscape, while on the other side it stands on a flat hill top.
By digging a ditch, the sense of distance of height and distance was maintained.
The present ditch was dug out in the fifteenth century and improved upon by Knights of St John. The French military architect Charles François de Mondion was responsible for the redesigning and overviewing the works.
In recent time, the walls were cleaned from a serious overgrowth of weeds and plants and all the fortification walls, bastions and curtains walls restored. The restored walls now look acceptable again and can be enjoyed to the full and the ditch can now be used for events and feasts. It is planted with some trees and real grass is rolled out to give it more character.
On the Rabat side a number of cafes, public toilets and a children’s playground are in the vicinity.
The free app
Down load our app. This is the best, ultimate and most comprehensive app you can get of Malta.
The Ditch - Find tourist and Holidays information about Mdina in our Map app and discover interesting sights. Find all things to do and places of interest in your tour.
We provide so much information that two apps has been created, Valletta - Mdina and island Malta - Gozo. You will see in this series more than 350 places of interest and discover the many historical secrets of the country Malta. In the Valletta - Mdina app is also included it neighboring Floriana en Rabat and is also useful if you are taking a cruise through the Grand Harbor of Valletta and the Marsamxett Harbor. This Valletta app is also great when you enter the grand harbor via a cruise ship!
This series is also convenient whether you are walking, driving a car, or using the hop-on and hop-off bus trip, boat trip, etc.
his app provides you with general information about the sights, Malta’s beauty, secrets, history and culture, its architecture, fortifications, etcetera and specific information as: what took place here?; When was it built and by whom?; What are the functions of all these buildings?
The app describes also religious subjects, museums, parks, places of interest, public toilets and much more useful information. Interesting texts set up by local experts and additional informative photos make this app distinctive.
This app answers many questions and shows in an easy to navigate way where the sights are located. A great landmap and citymap made specifically for you, is a great tool. You can immediately see where you are and where the sights are.
Everything in the app is easy to operate, without any knowledge and suitable for young and old.
This app is free while you normally would pay for a guided tour, you may enjoy navigating through Malta on your own terms.
This app is constantly maintained about: attractions which are closed due to renovation, changed entrance fees or opening times, etc. This maintenance costs a lot of money. However, it has been decided not to include annoying advertisements. The app has no hidden costs.
If you are visiting Mdina and you want to walk there and see the most interesting sights, our free app is a perfect tool. You will immediately find out what there is to do in Mdina. At a glance you see the most interesting places, so that you can determine your own walk. With the app you have a clear map and you know where you are during your own Waking tour.
Attractions in Malta