Now in its 9th consecutive year, the Medieval Mdina Festival brings back to life the dramatic times of Medieval Mdina; stretching from the arrival of the Arabs in Malta till the Norman Rule. Associated with the fall of Rome in 476AD and the beginning of the Renaissance in the 14th century, the medieval period in Europe is regarded as a relatively dormant period if compared to the more highly innovative Renaissance, an era that is fundamentally associated with considerable scientific and artistic achievements.

Anyway, are you still wondering whether to visit the capital city of the islands from antiquity to the medieval period this weekend? You should, and this is why.

Get to experience the medieval life

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Cheer your favourite warrior in battle

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Exchange slaves at the slave market

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Taste the goodness coming out of a medieval kitchen

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Take a shot at archery

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Watch the sbandieratori throw a flag or two

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Let your jaw drop a couple of times whilst watching the illusionist do his thing the medieval way

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Marvel at the birds of prey

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Have a close encounter with Malta’s Cultural heritage

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Make the best of this free educational experience for your kids

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Profit from some of the best offers set up by the shops in the area

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Just unwind. It’s going to be a sunny weekend.

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Photos: Justin Ciappara at jciappara.com/.

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