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Mnajdra Temples

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Address: Triq Hagar Qim, Qrendi, Island of Malta QRD 2501, Malta
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+356 2142 4231
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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OPENING HOURS: During Summer (1st April till 30th September) open Monday to...

OPENING HOURS: During Summer (1st April till 30th September) open Monday to Sunday from 09.00 till 18.00hrs (last admission at 17.30hrs). During winter (1st October till 31st March) open Monday to Sunday from 09.00 till 17.00hrs (last admission at 16.30hrs). 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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Twin Henge with Dots

See this with Hagar Q but has more dots and dashes on stones -so to speak..take the audio guide. Dissappointed that we could not finish off with 3rd main site- Tar Xien which was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

See this with Hagar Q but has more dots and dashes on stones -so to speak..take the audio guide. Dissappointed that we could not finish off with 3rd main site- Tar Xien which was closed. enjoy the atmosphere of pre-historic monuments usually but did not seem to resonate with these as i have in UK and Brittany but interesting to... More 

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basel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed stepping into the temple experience. You are free to wander around the relics, which are now protected against the elements.

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Mallow, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mnajdra temple is a bit of a walk from Hagar Qim, but is magnificently positioned and much easier to understand as a building. We were doubly unlucky in our visit : it is one of the neolithic temples that is aligned to the solstices and the equinoxes and we came two days before the winter solstice, and in any case... More 

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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

Did the hop on hop off buses to get here...driver informed us of our location however dis not inform us how to get there. When I eventually arrived I was told it was closed...something I would have expected to be told by the driver

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

We had some clouded day to spent sightseeing and stopped here as well - and very glad we did. The site is very impressive and in our opinion a must-see. We recommend to take time and hopefully be able to enjoy without large groups from tourist coaches. Don't forget your camera.

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Titisee-Neustadt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

This temple has a very string and good energy. It is right next to the sea at a beautiful spot. Recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

Actually a better temple than Hagar Qim and included in the price of the same ticket. Definitely worth a visit and the cost of entry (£10).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Mjandra Temple, and Hagar Qim form one connected site overlooking the sea. Enough restoration and reconstruction has been done to give a really good impression of these temples which pre date Stonehenge. Well worth a visit and

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

A fairly easy bus ride from Valletta, this is an impressive pre-historic site. It's spread over quite a large area with different groups of ruins to see. They have been reasonably well protected by large canopies but not really from the footfall of thousands of visitors. The museum is a bit disappointing - not very clearly presented regarding chronology or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

Wow! Hard to believe this is 5000 years old. Just to think that there are fingerprints from the people that hand carved these building blocks and we can touch them. It is a bit of a hike to get to the site, but hikers will love it, just for the secondary trails to historic sites. The walk is on a... More 

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