Dark Tales in an Mdina Palazzo

See where a French soldier was murdered, where slaves slept and touch a piece of the True Cross in this stunning palazzo

Strange Stories From Behind Closed Doors

**Ticket numbers are limited so advance payment is required to secure your booking**

This tour offers rare access to an exquisite Mdina palazzo and will reveal strange stories from its fascinating past.

The evening will begin on the streets of Mdina before our small group enters the palazzo, where you’ll hear the legend of the French soldier who is said to have been thrown from its balcony.

You’ll be able to touch a piece of the True Cross upon which Jesus Christ was crucified, as certified by the Pope and found in the palazzo’s private chapel.

You’ll also see how slaves were kept close to the mistress of the house, and learn why a terrible gambler, the son of a nun, had to shrink the palazzo in size.

The group will eventually arrive on the palazzo’s roof, to be greeted by a superb view of St Paul’s Square. Drinks will be served either there or in the stunning drawing room, said to be the largest in Mdina.

Tour numbers are strictly limited to ensure an intimate experience.

**PLEASE NOTE – payment is required in advance to secure your booking**

This event is part of the Behind Closed Doors series from Dark Malta Tours, taking you off the streets and into fascinating places to experience their dark histories.

Don’t miss your chance to see what goes on Behind Closed Doors in Mdina…

What to Expect

Horrible Histories

Dark Malta Tours tell true stories of murder, crime, witchcraft, tragedy and naughty behaviour from across Malta's history.

Historic Setting

This tour will begin in the charming streets of Mdina, before entering a superb palazzo in the heart of this medieval city.

Professional Guide

The tour will be conducted by Mario, a licensed tourist guide who has spent years studying the darker side of Malta's history.

Flexible Access

The tour is suitable for people of average fitness and ability. Please get in touch if you have mobility requirements.

Payments

Payment must be made by credit card or Revolut in advance to secure your booking as places on this popular tour are limited.

Contact

Ask for more information or make a booking on +356 99892628 or click the icon above to send an email.

Tour Meeting Point

Joseph Howard statue in Howard Gardens, Mdina
The tour begins at the Joseph Howard statue in the gardens to the left of Mdina Gate bridge

€30 per ticket, including refreshments

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Dark Tales in an Mdina Palazzo

Gain rare access to an exquisite Mdina palazzo and discover strange stories from its fascinating past. You’ll touch a piece of the True Cross as certified by a Pope, see tiny rooms where slaves slept and the place where legend has it a French solider was beaten to death. The tour will end with drinks on either the roof or in the stunning drawing room.

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