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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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it was a very nice experience that never had before. the history of the place is huge !! for sure when we come back we visit Hagar qim and imnajdra tamples

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

it was a very nice experience that never had before. the history of the place is huge !! for sure when we come back we visit Hagar qim and imnajdra tamples

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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. In order to reduce the irreversible damage caused by deterioration and structural problems that the temples were facing due to their continuous... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Admission to this temple is included in the admission to Hagar Qim temple, and both are world treasures. (This admission was included on the 24 hour Malta Pass that we found to be a very good value). Seeing these temples--among the oldest standing stone structures in the world--is very spiritual. It is a pretty 500 meter walk down to Mnajdra... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mnajdra and Hagar Qim temples are an excellent introduction to the World of monolithic temples in general and on Malta in particular. Before visiting the temples spending at least one hour at the visitors' center is a must, very informative and well presented. The 10 minute 4-D movie really makes things come alive and helps understand how things change and... More 

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Thank Coldings
France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

Not really sure why this is reviewed separately from the Hagar Qim as you go through the same, very interesting, visitor centre and 4D film, and use the same 1€ audio guide. It is 500 metres further on from Hagar Qim, which is fine on the way downhill to the site in 32°C. Luckily the 1€ golf buggy can take... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

The only impressive thing about it that you learn it is a temple from pre-historic times. However there are not any further information about it or a story behind it. So it is kind of boring. I believe Maltese could not find enough information about the site yet so they cannot provide you any fascinating information like who use it,... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

If you are into history you should not miss visiting this place. The visit starts with 4D experience which brings you back to the history of this place. Then, you can see the museum and go to the site. If you don't feel like walking there is a small vehicle that can take you there for €1 (one direction). The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 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 July 17, 2016

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 July 8, 2016

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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