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The Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum is an underground prehistoric burial site, a complex made up of interconnecting rock-cut chambers set on three distinct levels. Earliest remains at the site date back to about 4000BC, and the complex was used over a span of...more
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Burial Street | Triq Hal Saflieni / Triq Ic Cimiterju, Paola, Island of Malta PLA 03, Malta
All reviews book well in advance months in advance audio guide burial site heritage malta book tickets above ground visitor numbers underground chambers no photos allowed short video no photography amazing site stone tools time slot guide takes wall paintings
Wow! Just wow! This amazing rock-hewn temple underground was built by Stone Age people. But the architectural vision, the mathematical and engineering skills required, and the clever optical illusions used in the design are astonishing. You understand when you are here that those ancestors were...More
It is an UNESCO World Heritage Site with very interesting history. Be sure to book tickets in advanced. The tour is nicely done with introductory short video explaining what we were about to see and how this place was found. Throughout the tour, you will...More
Costs 35 Euros. You have to book and pay in advance (online or at site only). 40 min visit, 15 of which is watching 2 videos. Only Audio guide, the live guide just directs. You visit a tiny portion the size of a house. It's...More
Some practical advice. Book tickets well ahead and allow plenty of time to get there. Although the Hypogeum is only a short ride from Malta the signage is dreadful and helpful locals may well give you directions to the temple complex of Tarxien instead (where,...More
Located about ten minutes outside of Valletta, the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum is one of the more popular tourist attractions and definitely the most popular prehistoric site on the Maltese Islands. It consists of a number of various rock-cut chambers that span construction from 3600BC to...More
This site lives up to its hype. It is worth visiting a temple before or afterwards to understand the correspondence - Taxien is very close. The street outside gives no clue to the extraordinary site beneath.
If you read this before arriving in Malta, you...More
The immersive audio-visual show is powerfully compelling and sets the scene before being lead down to the incredibly impressive underground burial site.
The narration with a hand-held wand is very well done with articulate information and atmospheric sounds.
This is the only prehistoric burial site...More
Ok, just to be clear - this site is amazing. It is of great archeological interest. It gives evidence of civilisations from possibly earlier than we have evidence of human existence.
However, the tours are limited to a certain number of people every day. If...More
The preservation of this site requires minimal and controlled human intervention so the air quality and number of people allowed in every day is rigidly controlled.
There is an on line booking system for this but the full tours are booked out usually a month...More
Only EIGHT people per hour (tour) allowed on this site. I've not got my head around the age of the Hypogeum yet but it's a Must Do in Malta. It's a bus trip from Valletta bus station. All bus journeys are one Euro 50 each...More