The Colour Story of Mdina, Malta

Mdina may be small in size, but it is big on charm. If Mdina could have a colour story, it would be yellow sandstone and ecru with accents of royal blue, turquoise, green, and red. You will see pops of purples and pinks dotted throughout the city as well.

The colours and architecture are both Mediterranean and romantic. Vines, flowers, and trees find a place among the sandstone walls that makes up the city.

The colours here are made even more vibrant in contrast with almost uniform stone that makes up the city. Along the streets doors are scattered like gems.

The medieval architecture in the old city of Mdina is remarkably well preserved, making it a perfect place to take a leisurely stroll. The back streets are quite and ideal for conversation.

If you are like me, then you will enjoy looking at the variety of colourful doors and shutters that decorate the streets of this ancient city.

An errant vine can be found here and there to add a pop of green. Each corner of this city holds a special and unique architectural details and splashes of colour.

Although the city dates back to the Middle Ages, these special touched feel modern and personal. The turquoise shutters below have been faded by the sun, but this only serves to add charm to this quiet corner.

The flag of Malta fits perfectly into this colour story. Below is a variant flag that can be seen all across the country.

Mdina has a lot to offer and see. To explore the city more, check out our article An Evening in Mdina, A Fortified City by Cristina located in the Travel section of our homepage.





  1. October 21, 2015 / 12:40 am

    I love those medieval alleys, so pretty!

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