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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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Beautifully preserved

Mnajdra Temples, and Hagar Qim which is in the same compound, are always worth a visit. Beautifully preserved with careful signage and audioguides. If you don't have a car, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Victoria, Malta
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Victoria, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Mnajdra Temples, and Hagar Qim which is in the same compound, are always worth a visit. Beautifully preserved with careful signage and audioguides. If you don't have a car, the 201 bus runs between the Airport and Rabat; besides taking you to the temples, it also goes along the incredibly scenic Dingli Cliffs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were in Malta in 2014 Christmas period and one day we visited South Malta for Blue Grotto,Ghar Dalam ,Hagar Qim/Mnajdra and Marsalokk Bay As we stayed in Mellieha, we took Bus 41( or any of the Bus 41/42/37/221/222 towards Valletta or other destinations like Bugibba, Sliena) and got down at Mellieha exchange. It took about 7-10 min. We continued... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Just as with Hagar Qim, which forms part of the same site, this is amazing. Wandering around a 5000 year old temple is an extraordinary experience.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This is by far the world's eldest temple! Stunning view on pepper sid island. Friendly staff working there. I wish to come there when sun shines directly to the temples gate. One day ;)

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Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The place is very important but if you do not know the details it would not be so impressive - take a guidance and than you will be able to appreciate it.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Beware of guidebooks which rave about this temple's lovely seaside location. It does have a great location on a cliff right above the stunning blue sea. But forget any images of dramatic Neolithic structures with a sea backdrop - what you actually get is a great big white tent. You can't see the temple and the sea together, or the... More 

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Maubec, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Very interesting and impressive prehistoric site. Accessible by bus from anywhere in Malta. Site wathching the sea.

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Hayes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

People miss these temples near the Blue Grotto. Built in 3000 to 3500 BC these temples consist of three separate buildings. The is a 3d film prior to the visit which is excellent. The temples are older than stonehenge or the pyramids. The entrance to the trefoil temple has three doorways. the south temple is built in such away that... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

One cant see Mnajdra Temples without also seeing Hagar Qim Temple and the entrance fee includes both temples. A prehistoric site for travellers to see.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The Mnajdra Temples are located 600 meters from Hagar Qim, but situated in the same Archeological Complex. Here one can see that the stones used in the construction process are different than those at Hagar Qim, so that's why the erodation is not so evident here.

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