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OPEN MONDAY - SUNDAY from 09.00 Till 17.00Hrs (last admission at 16.30Hrs). A UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of six inscribed as ‘The Megalithic Temples of Malta’ in the World Heritage List, Tarxien Temples is one of the largest and most complex of...more
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Neolithic Temples Street, Tarxien, Island of Malta, Malta
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The temple is not so big, you can go round in 5-10 minutes. The information provided are boring (like: we moved this rock to the museum, now here's a copy). Also the price it was too much (6€) for what they had to offer -...More
The Tarxien Temples megaliths date back to prehistoric times and thereby have been unearthed and well preserved although some of the larger stones do not remain.
They are a relatively small site behind the Tarxien Cemetery with an audio app you can download.
Visited these temples as part of a guided tour of Malta. Well preserved for a pre-historic temple and pretty fascinating; many explanatory notes - which a non-specialist will need since many of the features of the temples are not apparent to the untrained. Can get...More
Tarxien Temples are made of four megalithic structures constructed 3600BC - 2500BC and re-used 2400BC - 1500BC. The walkway of the site due to the elevation gives an appreciation of the layout of the temples, which wouldn’t be seen at ground level. Like a couple...More
HerMalta, Manager at Tarxien Temples, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
We are glad that you enjoyed visiting the site.
With regards to the reconstructed entrance to the South Temple, one understands the frustration that a visitor might feel at being presented with a reconstruction based on a studied guess. Unfortunately tests conducted by our conservation...More
I found this place after being turned away from the booked-out-for-the-next-2-months Hal Saflieni (why isn't this well advertised? i booked flights 3 months prior without knowing about the ticket website & they charge 35 Euro each & only allow 60 people a day? disgraceful).
Fascinating glimpse of an ancient culture (older than Stonehenge or the pyramids). Covered from the summer sun by a permanent tent. One of several sites open to visitors, in addition to the archaeological museum in Valletta itself, which houses the most precious specimens of decorative...More
The Tarxien temples are a series of Megalithic stone structures, thought to be built for religious ceremonial use. At just over 5,000 years old, these temples stand out as some of the most important historical structures, predating the pyramids and Stonehenge. Touring them you can...More
We had not heard of the Tarxien Temples until we arrived at the site. They date to approximately 3150 BC. This is a remarkable place to spend some time learning some ancient history from Malta. These are very well-preserved ruins.
Hi, I'm a bit handicapped (Can't walk too far and need to use a cane) and we managed it in under an hour, including some time in the gift shop. It depends a lot on your own interest level, how many pictures you take, etc... More
Hi, I'm a bit handicapped (Can't walk too far and need to use a cane) and we managed it in under an hour, including some time in the gift shop. It depends a lot on your own interest level, how many pictures you take, etc. but an hour should easily do most people.
Response from NautiusMaximus | Reviewed this property |
If you're talking about the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum (which you probably are: that's the famous and amazing one), then it's a short walk from the Tarxien temples. Neither is walking distance from Valetta: you'll need a bus or a... More
If you're talking about the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum (which you probably are: that's the famous and amazing one), then it's a short walk from the Tarxien temples. Neither is walking distance from Valetta: you'll need a bus or a taxi to get from Valetta.
I believe there may be another hypogeum somewhere in Malta, but that's probably not the one you're interested in.
It's well worth visiting the Hypogeum and the Tarxien temples on the same day, as they are so close. Please be aware that you can't just turn up to the Hypogeum and expect to get in: you need to book in advance, and quite probably several months in advance. Tickets are strictly limited.
There is no need to book for the Tarxien temples. Just turn up and have a look round.
Yes there are audio guides in several languages which seem to be accessed via a phone 'app', and you scan codes at each info board. I overheard one from another visitor, and it was just parroting what was on the board... More
Yes there are audio guides in several languages which seem to be accessed via a phone 'app', and you scan codes at each info board. I overheard one from another visitor, and it was just parroting what was on the board. Potentially useful if you're Malti or English speaking, though not sure what languages it's available in.