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Mnajdra Temples

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Address: Triq Hagar Qim, Qrendi, Island of Malta QRD 2501, Malta
Phone Number: +356 21 424 231
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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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Great for the historical types. Well recommended and enjoyable. A good walk through time with lots if relevant information. Well priced as well. Make sure you have transportation.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great for the historical types. Well recommended and enjoyable. A good walk through time with lots if relevant information. Well priced as well. Make sure you have transportation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Awe inspiring. Don't miss it. You are unlikely to see anything like this anywhere else. Quite breathtaking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Until I saw the introductory film,I must confess that I thought this was all part of the same complex as Hagar Qim 600m away.Hagar is Maltese for boulders and Qim means standing.However while Hagar Qim was being built as early as 3500BC,Mnajdra was being completed 1000 years later.Indeed the youngest temple was astronomically aligned for the equinox.It was used for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just near the Hagar-Qim temple, there is magnificent view as the temple is on a hilltop by the seaside. Well preserved remains. Mind that you can see the two temples with one ticket.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is just beside the Hagar Qim and part of the same ticket. It has a nice view over the sea, and you can do walks in the nature around it. Just be aware that after you have been to a few, they start to become a bit the same. There's only so much variation and history to tell.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

As one of the oldest man made structures on earth, Mnajdra Temple breathes history and spirituality and incredibly you can walk right through it and experience it up close. Not to be missed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Simply amazing temples. You should definitely visit if you ever come to Malta. You'll never regret it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Another must see site. If you love history visit this place. A bit of walking to get to it but they have golf carts that can drive you back and forth for 1 euro per trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Both this and the Hagar Qim are definitely worth visiting - entry to both is through the museum. Well-preserved, and with great views over to the island of Filfla. The museum is great, with a 4D film showing what they would have looked like initially. There are also nice walking routes round about.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

what an incredible adventure being in this so antique place...it resembles a little bit with the big labyrinth of the famous greek story in crete.

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