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1st Walk, The Victoria Lines
A scenic and historical walk along the defensive wall built by the British in the 19th century, it was built to protect the more populated city and harbour areas from possible invasion on the northern coastline where landing was easy and undefended. We met up with the Maltese Ramblers and started our walk from Rabat to Mtarfa via the Ghexierem Bridge and then down to Wied Qlejja (Chadwick Lakes).
We then stopped for lunch in the beautiful old city of Mdina, the city was founded by the Romans and was once the capital of Malta
This 3000-year-old city, once the political center of Malta, is filled with Norman and baroque buildings and narrow cobblestone streets. The best-preserved medieval building is the Norman-style Palazzo Falzon, built in 1495. Mdina has a beautiful main piazza, where you'll find the 11th-century Roman Catholic Sicula-Norman Cathedral, one of the few buildings to survive an earthquake in 1693.
The number of people on the walk was 126, including 2 children plus 3 dogs, quite a number