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Tarxien Temples

Neolithic Temples Street, Tarxien, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 21 695 578
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Malta Shore Excursion: Malta Hop-on Hop-off Tour
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Tarxien
Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

The Tarxien Temples are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and are one of the oldest free standing buildings in the world. You need a lot of imagination to feel the importance of this place, because if you don't know nothing about it, it will give you the impression that are only some simply ruins.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Within walking distance of the Hypogeum, this is a good companion site to that - in fact, archeologists hypothesize that the Hypogeum and Tarxien temples are related in some way, with the Hypogeum being for the dead, and the Tarxien temples focusing on other rituals for the living. I find this sort of thing very interesting - these are some... More 

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Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

When you travel to the Temple you feel like you have just arrived at an old construction site foundation. No glitz, no looming columns, no majestic vista. However, this is one of the most important historical sites in Malta. If you are true history buff you want to visit this site. The simplicity of the artifacts is what draws your... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We visited this place as part as our tour and was impressed with the history of the stones since didn't know anything about them. Take awesome photos as well.

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

The Tarxien Temples is a group of four prehistoric temples. It is amazing to think how old these sites are and humbling to realize how very little we really know about what life was like so very long ago.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

When in Valletta for a conference in September, some of our group visited the Tarxien temples. These are now oddly located in the middle of a built-up housing area, with walkways around and through the temple complex. At the entrance there is a good museum shop with informative literature and books about Tarxien and other Heritage Malta sites. Hundreds of... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Hidden away in the town of Paola are the Tarxien Temples, an outdoor experience not to be missed. Wander around ancient ruins, surrounded by modern buildings, flats and a cemetery and be taken back in time to simpler living. If you are into history and want to explore the island, I would highly recommend buying a weekly ticket from Heritage... More 

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Berkshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I love visiting ancient and archaeological sites and have a fairly broad interest. We were in the area for a visit to the Hypogeum and thought that this would be worth seeing. Wrong, for us, at least. The site did not inspire this family of four as we tried to make sense of the purpose and layout. Some sites leap... More 

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Bury St Edmunds, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Now situated incongruously in amongst the local town this is a lovely site, and amazingly a really quite quiet one. The walkways navigate around, above and through the temple buildings giving you a really good idea of shape, construction and how people may have used these temples. I'm an archaeologist and I found the information boards very useful, though I... More 

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

We actually visited Easter last year and are pleased to say this is definitely a wheelchair friendly monument which was a huge positive for us. This may seem less impressive that other sites, but those with a genuine interest in history and ancient ruins will appreciate this temple site. They are older than the pyramids and show an incredible sophistication... More 

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