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Mnajdra Temples

Address: Triq Hagar Qim, Qrendi, Island of Malta QRD 2502, Malta
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Qrendi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Mnajdra Temples, holder of the UNESCO World Heritage Site status, is found in an isolated position...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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 Ħaġar Qim Temples. It consists of three buildings facing a common oval forecourt. The first and oldest structure dates to the Ġgantija 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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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Kettering, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Both the Mnajdra and Hagar Qin Temples were very interesting with a 4d audio visual presentation before viewing the exhibits and then moving on to the temples.

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Woodford Halse, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Like Hagar Qim it was a little disappointing - it suffers from the comparisons the tourist people make.

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Waimea, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

A five minute walk from Hagar Qim took us to the Mnajdra site, where these temples have been dated to around 3,700 BC. That is about 900 years older than Hagar Qim. Recent theory suggest a calendar type function for these temples.

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bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Imagination can be let loose here, so many questions left un-answered. A real must for history buffs. Easily reached by local bus or tourist sightseeing bus.

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Not usually my cup of tea but we went here to kill time on our way to the airport. Ended up spending a decent amount of time investigating both temples and imagining their fascinating history. There is a short yet fairly well done 3D movie at the start which gives a brief overview and great access in and around the... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Malta is a mysterious place, that’s for certain. I wrote that in another review just recently, and will repeat it here. When in Valletta for a conference in September, we visited the temples of Hagar Qim and Mnajdra twice. The first time with three bussloads of conference participants on a very hot afternoon, the second time we were up at... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Monumental megalithic buildings will surprise any visitor. On the site you have to admire the ancient builders who worked and managed to rise to the height of obrovksé stone blocks weighing several tons. The buildings are easily accessible near the village of Qrendi. Since the temple is a beautiful view on the smallest island of the Maltese archipelago Filfla.

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Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Mnajdra temples are the steppingstone to the final and most important of the goddess temple complexes. the progression from the simple 'solar' catching temples to these complex astrological star maps which capture the transits of both Venus and Mars as well as the setting sun is amazing.Clearly much time study and physical effort on behalf of worshipers/community tells a tale... More 

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