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“Amazing, but missable”
Review of Hagar Qim Temples

Hagar Qim Temples
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Malta Prehistoric Temples Tour
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Qrendi
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: OPENING HOURS: During Summer (1st April till 30th September) open Monday to Sunday from 08.00 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). The prehistoric site of Hagar Qim consists of a group of monumental megalithic buildings. These were built during the late Neolithic, around 5,000 years ago. The largest megalith used in any of the Maltese 'temples', measuring up to 6.4 metres, is located within this temple.Today these buildings are usually called "temples" however we know very little about what went on inside them. The nearest site to Hagar Qim is that of Mnajdra, which is about 500 metres downhill to the west. A fully accessible Visitor's Centre offers numerous attractions in itself, including an audio-visual hall and interactive displays that assist visitors in understanding the historical and archaeological background of the surrounding megalithic templesShelters, financed by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), have been built over the Hagar Qim Temples and the nearby Mnajdra Temples, to protect them from the elements and help preserve them for future generations.Malta's temples and the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum are designated UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Reviewed June 18, 2013

On par with similar sites like Stonhenge. This is a truly impressive site and worth a visit for anyone interested in history. If you're already at the Blue Grotto, it's very close by and worth the trek up the hill. However, if you're not already visiting this part of the island, on a time crunch, or not all that interested in attactions like this, you shouldn't lose sleep about missing it. The facilities at the site include a small, but interesting museum (included in the $9 euro entry fee), but are otherwise pretty sparse.

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Reviewed June 15, 2013

Saw this along with Mnajdra on a Malta Pass and as part of a hop on hop off bus tour. If I had to do it over again, I might take a city bus out instead as I felt a bit rushed trying to see everything in the time I had. Although these sites are covered, it's a long walk in the sun between them and the museum/visitors center at the entrance, so make sure you've got good sun protection and footwear. Those with an interest in prehistoric structures should definitely have a look.

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

This is included in my review of Mnajdra, which is part of the same site. Briefly, it's well worth it if you have any interest in paleolithic history, but don't rely on getting anything to eat there.

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Reviewed May 25, 2013

Really good visitor centre with interactive displays. Very good value for 9 Euro entry fee. Plus you get two fantastic neolithic sites for the price. We visited in May so not very busy, can imagine that it gets very crowded in high season.
Be aware that there is a long downhill (and therefore uphill on the way back) walk. Information book is worth the price, and in comparison to other "attractions" this is probably the most professionally put together offering.
Can only say that the sites themselves have to be experienced, and won't spoil your enjoyment by describing in depth - really worth the visit and the price. Don't get conned into taking the tour bus to the site - the local bus picks up directly outside on the road - routes from the airport (X3) or bus from Rabbat for more circuitous route.

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Reviewed May 24, 2013

This shares a joint visit site with the Mnajdra Temples. The two sites are located on the coast; the day I visited it was sunny, temperatures in the mid-70s, just beautiful. What is really striking about these temples is that the area around them is undeveloped, so that you have a sense of what things were like 5000 years ago when they were built.

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