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Mnajdra Temples

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
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... more » 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. « less
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Mnajdra and Hagar Qim are linked by a 5 minute path and are near the village of Qrendi. It is surprisingly remote despite being on such a small island, and one of the excellent guided excursion tours available all over Malta is probably the best way to visit. The temples are astonishing, their complexity and age make them unrivalled anywhere... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

What a great attraction. Leave yourself at least two hours to really get the best out of these two sites. The layout has been thought out and flows well. You start at the ticket office, an audio guide is cheap and well written. You then get a short introduction film in 3D with special effects. Probably one of the best... More

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Farnborough, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Fabulous temples that are definitely well worth seeing! Well preserved although probably better to see when it is not as hot as it was in August!

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We actually visited Easter last year. This is a combination of 2 sites with a steep hill between . They are well kept and very interesting to those interested in history, especially as you can actually walk around them. Be warned the sites are linked by a very steep slope and the lower one is not easily accessible - this... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Went to these temples today and immediately wished I had not. There are photographs of relics that were removed from the site and put in a museum (could have looked at that in a book) without paying 10€ entrance fee per adult for 3 adults. Was not given a concession for my 76 year old mother (even though I pointed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Go to the 4D screening before entering the temples. It's in the price and it's a fast&fun way to learn about these breathtaking monuments.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

After visiting Hagar Qim there is a 10 minute walk down to Mnajdra, (with the option to go on a 1 hour nature trail which is signposted, should you wish to explore the area) which is a more impressive structure. You can also see the nearby island Filifa from here.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The sheer age of this place is amazing. To think that it's been standing there through so much of our history, an un changing product of human invention and graft is astounding, particularly when you can walk around it, inside it and run your hands over it's walls. The dimpled decoration inside one part begs a finger pushed into the... More

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Viareggio, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

What an incredible site! The beauty of the work of man dating from before Stonehenge! It Always fills me with awe when I visit this type of archeological site, how man has Always felt the need to build important buildings for religious purposes, something spectacular, special, without the tools of nearer times to us. Wonderful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Temple of Mnajdra is down a slope from Hagar Qim and well worth the additional walk. it has been well preserved and I didn't find the cover as much of an obstacle as other reviewers. The seaside site is glorious particularly as we were there in a time of many wildflowers. Audio guide did a great job placing everything in... More

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