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Address: Triq Hagar Qim, Qrendi, Island of Malta QRD 2501, Malta
Phone Number: +356 2142 4231
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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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Very impressive - must visit

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Norfolk, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Okotoks, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Innsbruck, Austria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The sites Mnajdra and Hagar Qim are best visited together. Both are covered for preservation and provide testimony of humanity's oldest construction, partly also asking more questions than giving answers. The surrounding landscape is breathtaking, can be visited independently and contains a watch tower and a WW1 memorial.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am copying my post that I wrote re. the Hagar Qim Temples here, as we bought a combined ticket for both the Hagar Qim and the Mnajdra Temples. The latter being only a short downhill walk from the first. There are guided tours available, but as the information boards every few meters are all in English it is not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last in a trio of Temple visits in two days and another miracle of ancient achievement with no modern technology to help. Like Hagar Qim nearby, these surviving structures are protected under a canopy, which give them an intimacy that just adds to the overwhelming feeling of being somewhere really special. It's a bit of a hike from the one... More 

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