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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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Qala, Malta
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

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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Sliema, Malta
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Ggantija has survived 4000 years, but visitors to the site are now greeted by a bleak concrete wall and what looks like a rusted steel container. Entrance to 'beyond the wall' is now 9eu, vastly overpriced.

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We visited the Ggantija temples since they had opened the new visitor centre. This was very snazzy and had lots of nice displays showing artifacts from the ancient civilisation that lived there. The temples themselves were very impressive - mostly because of their age and the fact they've survived this long. This was the highlight of visiting Gozo for my... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We took the bus from Victoria. Very short walk from bus stop. We were surprised to learn the entrance fee is now a whopping €9/pp. The newly opened museum tells the story of the Ggantija people with artifacts fond on-site. Fascinating. Some interactive exhibits. Didn't know anything about this until we visited. The temple complex is small. Helps to either... More

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Haacht
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The temples are really old, dating from the period 3600 BC to 3000 BC. But you really have to be very interested in archeology, because there is not much to see. A nice bonus is the splendid view over Xewkija with the Rotunda Church from the the site. And the visitor center at the entrance is very informative. Actually, I... More

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Malta
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

When I first came the first temple was uncovered and I must say very bare and eroded. After a few years now the temple is covered and much more protected and to erode it will take longer though it's not completely protected from wind. The second temple does take a long walk to get there . So for those who... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

These temples are older than the pyramids and Stonehenge and well worth a visit IF (big if) you can time your visit to avoid the tour groups. That means being there when they open at 9am (the first buses arrive at around 10am) or after 16:30. I dragged along two teenagers one morning - one of whom railed at the... More

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