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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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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

If you're at all interested in history, these temples will certainly interest you. They're over 5,000 years old and enough remains for you to get a good impression of their importance in society.

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Odorheiu Secuiesc, Romania
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15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

If you go to Gozo you must to look. Special attractions, shocking what people have built a long time ago..

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Steyning, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

These temples are truly humbling and fully deserve to be a Unesco World Heritage Centre. (The entire island of Gozo is worthy of World Heritage status and the sooner Unesco implements this, the better) The exhibition was fascinating and was beautifully presented. I found I needed far more time than I had available : ( I could have spent an... More

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Frome, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Worth a visit, on a par with Stonehenge and the like, very informative and educational. We liked the mix of display boards, 3D monitors, exhibits and films. Didn't like the scaffolding, it would help if a better way could be found to achieve the same effect without being so overwhelming.

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Tirana, Albania
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30 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is one of the best free standing megalithic structures in the world. Most of the temple was in ruins before XX century, but now is restored perfectly. Maybe bit overpriced, but I think this is argued with the enormous work and studies to preserve this temple for the coming decades. Also the artifacts in the museum are quite amazing... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The temples on Malta are the oldest in the world, built between 3600 and 3200 bc. Hagar Qim is better known, on the main island, with a museum, a film and directly by the sea in the south. The temple in Xaghra (pronounced somewhere between "Sara" and "Zara") is smaller, but, a bit older, and since the stones were a... More

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Tromso, Norway
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

If you are at Gozo, this is a must to see. 5000 years old temple ruins that are well preserved. Some constructions are put up to support the ruins, I understand that it is necessary, but it violates the experience a bit.

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I was amazed by all the maltas temple and this one is also a must to see, take a time, water with you and enjoy this place...

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Mgarr, Malta
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My visit to the Ġgantija Temples did not meet my expectations... The age of these manmade free-standing structures was amazing, but so was the price of the admission ticket! (9euros just too dear) Being one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, these "ancient rocks" should be better presented and even better looked after - not just propped by a bit... More

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Romford, United Kingdom
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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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