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Address: Triq Hagar Qim, Qrendi, Island of Malta 2502, Malta
Phone Number: +356 21 424 231
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Description: OPENING HOURS: During winter (1st October till 31st March) open Monday to...
OPENING HOURS: During winter (1st October till 31st March) open Monday to Sunday from 09.00 till 17.00hrs (last admission at 16.30hrs). During Summer (1st April till 30th September) open Monday to Sunday from 08.00 till 19.15hrs (last admission at 18.45hrs). Mnajdra Temples, holder of the UNESCO World Heritage Site status, is found in an isolated position on a rugged stretch of Malta's southern coast overlooking the isle of Fifla. It is approximately 500m away from Hagar Qim Temples. It consists of three buildings facing a common oval forecourt. The first and oldest structure dates to the Ggantija phase. The second structure to be built was the South Temple, constructed in the early Tarxien phase. The Central Temple, inserted between the other two, was the last to be built. Remains to the north-east and south of these buildings indicate that these three structures are only the best preserved of a larger complex.In order to reduce the irreversible damage caused by deterioration and structural problems that the temples were facing due to their continuous exposure to the elements, these temples are nowadays sheltered. Rain, sea salt spray and dust, fluctuations in temperature and relative humidity, solar radiation, sulphur oxide and nitrous oxide pollution, and volcanic emissions, as well as biological organisms, are some of those elements from which these precious Megalithic structures necessitated long-term protection. Today the temples are experiencing a dramatic reduction in the progressive deterioration of these world heritage monuments by natural agents as a result of the installed shelters.
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Among the most ancient religious sites on Earth

Megalithic Temples of Malta are among the most ancient religious sites on Earth. The site is amazing. Makes you rethink what you where taught in history class. It's likely humans... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Megalithic Temples of Malta are among the most ancient religious sites on Earth. The site is amazing. Makes you rethink what you where taught in history class. It's likely humans had a much more advance understanding of the solar system then first believed. The ability to place or create such large rock temples so long ago makes this place so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The Mnajdra site, together with Hagar Qim, form a single complex, which also includes a modern visitor center. At the visitor center, there is a 3-D movie, which is fun but of questionable information value. There are also various exhibits and explanatory panels that provide useful information about the sites, their discovery, excavation, and preservation. The temples themselves, created by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

These are fascinating temples with the way they align to the position of the sun at different times of year. It's a 500m walk downhill - which means it's uphill on the way back - if it's hot, make sure you take water. It might only be 500m but it's very exposed to the sunlight. Well worth the stroll though.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The 4D film and museum provides great context for the temples, before you actually get to see them, and overall it's a great package (10 Euros for adults and 7.50 for students/elderly). Being someone who has very little knowledge of this time period, I found it very insightful and it gets you thinking about what the purpose was of these... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We were surprised to see so many tour groups at Hagar Qim skipped Mnajdra. The walk isn't so long, and these temples were even more impressive and interesting---plus the view is lovely. Getting here by public transport from Valletta is a bit of trek--two buses, one of which doesn't run very often. If traffic's bad or one of them breaks... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

If you are in Malta, you have to visit these temples from 3.500 - 4.000 years B.C. . The history of this island is very interesting , and these temples too ( Hagar Qim and Mnajdra are close ) ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I'm glad I visited the archaeological museum in Valletta before visiting to give further background. It's also worth buying a Bradt Guide on Malta for something to refer back to if you are interested in ancient history. The new domes over the sites do create an extra atmosphere and allows you to at least escape out of the sun whilst... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Due to time constraints, couldnt get fully close, however they and Hagar Qim are well worth a visit as it's more informative and better preserved than Stonehenge!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is the second site at Hagar Kim , another gem. Beware of the steep slope down to this site but views excellent as you stroll down. There are walks described along the headland that you can take to add more to the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Both temples, Mnajdra and Hagar Qim, are very interesting. You can hardly imagine how old they really are - they don't seem more than 5000 years old. Very good visitors centre with models of the temples and quite good 4D presentation. Easy to find and park rented car (in May).

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Address: Address: Triq Hagar Qim, Qrendi, Island of Malta 2502, Malta
Phone Number: +356 21 424 231
Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Qrendi
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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