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Ggantija Megalithic Temples

Xaghra, Ggantija, Island of Gozo, Malta
00356 21553194
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Ggantija
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Romford, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
41 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

If like me you enjoyed the pyramids and temples of Egypt or StoneHenge in Somerset , then you'll love this site as its older than both. I really enjoyed this piece of truly ancient history , my imagination ran wild as I walked around the temple. As a bonus there is a visitor centre which is well put together and... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Spent a couple of hours here. It was really interesting. The displays and artefacts were fantastic and educational. My 14 year old really enjoyed the visit. Glad to pay the entrance fee for the upkeep of these treasures.

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Salford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The oldest structural evidence of man on Earth. How can you not come and see the site? The place is awesome in the true meaning of the word. OK they are renovating and developing the visitor access but this is being done sympathetically. To cap it all fabulous views.

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Fgura malta
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Majestic Temples shrouded in mystery! The latest research gives us the time of their building between 3600 BC and 3200 BC. That makes them one of the oldest free standing man-made structures in the world! They are older than the famous Stonehenge in England and the Pyramids of Egypt. They are built on a tiny island where other similar prehistoric... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We arrived not long before the close so had the site more or less to ourselves. Seeing it as the sun began to set was magical and we captured some great pictures.Really worth a visit and even appealed to our 14 year old! The small museum is well laid out and rally bring the site to life.

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South Bend, Indiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Maybe it is just me that I didn't understand what I was seeing. I understand the age, I understand the point, but it is over-hyped, over-priced, and poorly presented. Oh to have seen it over 100 years ago.

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AndSeg, Communication Office at Ggantija Megalithic Temples, responded to this review

Thank you for submitting your review. We are truly sorry that your visit to the Ġgantija Temples did not meet your expectations. The entrance ticket includes entrance to the nearby Ta’ Kola Windmill, which is one of the few surviving mills on the islands dating to the Knights period. We do hope you had the time to visit this unique... More

Qala, Malta
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I found this visit fascinating. The civilisation that built these temples is unknown but thought to date back 7,000. Their ancestry is unknown but they are thought to originate from Sicily. The history of these temples is as mysterious as it is intriguing. The architecture is incredibly clever considering they were built over 5,000 years ago, before the Egyptian pyramids.... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

A well laid out World Heritage site in the centre of Xaghra but a bit pricey at Eu9 each. Amazing to think it is over 5000 years old.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The facilities and entrance has recently been upgraded and there is a fine museum before you enter the site which explains the known history of the temple and of the people who built it. The approach is now from the top of the site where you get to view the temple in it's surroundings with the view over the hills.... More

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Despite the great age of these temples there is still a lot left to see. There is also a museum next to the temple site that has interesting and informative displays about the temples themselves and about the peoples and cultures that lived here. It is a very accessible site - the 'hop on, hop off' buses go right by... More

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