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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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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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

An incredible example of human history in the neolithic era. They've done very well to add to the experience alongside the temples with a very informative audio guide, a surprisingly good 4D short film and a small museum to provide some initial background info. The temples really are a must-see. It also offers a great view of the island of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The temples are very old and decently preserved, considering their age. For the ticket you also receive one of those gadgets that explain all the signs around. It's like a visit in the past and the attraction is worth is, even if it's harder to reach (only one bus that doesn't come very often)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The Mnajdra Temple is accessed from Hagar Qim temple (the entrance fee covers both temples. Great 4D film of the sites history is shown in the museum. If you love history then this is the place for you. The Mnajdra temple is at the bottom of a fairly steep paved incline and can be arduous coming back up for people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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

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

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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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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