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Address: Triq Hagar Qim, Qrendi, Island of Malta QRD 2501, Malta
Phone Number: +356 21 424 231
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Description: OPENING HOURS: During Summer (1st April till 30th September) open Monday...
OPENING HOURS: During Summer (1st April till 30th September) open Monday to Sunday from 09.00 till 18.00hrs (last admission at 17.30hrs). During winter (1st October till 31st March) open Monday to Sunday from 09.00 till 17.00hrs (last admission at 16.30hrs). 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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Mnajdra Megalithic Tempels

This temple complex is a short walk away from Ħaġar Qim and is accessible with the same entry ticket. Although similar to the other temple it is still worth a visit. From here you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This temple complex is a short walk away from Ħaġar Qim and is accessible with the same entry ticket. Although similar to the other temple it is still worth a visit. From here you can make a detour walk back to the museum along the cliffs. I highly recommend this nature trial to anyone with plenty of water on them!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Good value with some nice views across the Cosgrove channel and the former Royal Navy gunnery target. A sweaty and exposed walk down and more importantly up to and from the the museum and car park. Please see my comments on the Hagar Qim temples for more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is the second temple complex which is several hundred metres from the initial temple. The walk is downhill, but is quite difficult coming back in the heat. There are no shop facilities, so make sure that you take plenty of fluids with you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is the lower of the temples. It's quite a stiff walk back up in the midday sun and there are no refreshments so take some water with you. Beautiful view of the coast line and the island of filfla. This is the least developed area and shows what Malta used to look like, lots of wild thyme and fennel.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

In Malta you can find great Neolithic complexes. Older still you find in Gozo. Nice Place to visit. Here you can find three temples / Complex side by side near sea. View from these are very beautiful. For ancient history lover this is must.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I found this to be the best of the 'temple' complexes we visited, in my opinion. Three separate complexes side by side, you could feel the waves of ancient history emanating from here. Set near the sea, the view from the complex is beautiful. For ancient history buffs, this is a must.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

See the visitor's center with it's very good demonstration of how the sun hits different parts of the temple during the solstices. Very well done and helped those of us with no imagination understand the grandeur of the construction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This temple was constructed about 3,600BC and is amazing to see! It is situated down a pathed slop from Hagar Qim Temple. It is a fair walk to reach Mnajdra Temple from Hagar Qim but is accessible via a wheelchair. One can walk all around the stones and touch them unlike Stone Henge in England. Heritage Malta run the sight... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

These were said to be the oldest free-standing temples of this complexity in the world. It was a very interesting spot to visit, but an hour or max two is plenty to see and learn everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Hagar Kim and Mnajdra must be on your list of things to do in Malta. Highly recommend you visit the Archaelogical Museum in Valletta first, as many significant artifacts have been removed from the site and placed in the museum to ensure their preservation. Love going to this place.

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