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“Remarkable ruins from 3,000 years ago on Malta.”
Review of Hagar Qim Temples

Hagar Qim Temples
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Malta Prehistoric Temples Tour
Ranked #1 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 November 4, 2013

We took a personal guided tour of some of the key sites in Malta which included the Hagar Qim & the Mnajdra Temple ruins. There were fascinating ruins that, similar to several other ancient temples & ruins,defy how the neolithic peoples could move such massive carved rocks. Both of the ruins are relatively close to each other with Mnajdra being a straight, but somewhat steep walk from Hagar Qim. Make sure you bring walking shoes & water. The temples have some unique carvings in them. Mnajdra is close the coastline & overlooks an island that seems to be floating in the Mediterannean. You also see one the watch towers the knights built to warn the island of Ottomna Turk invaders.

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Reviewed October 28, 2013

I could not stop wonder how primitive people in the Neolitic period, around 5000 years ago, managed to transport, erect and construct these temples with such precision.
No waiting and no booking necessary.
They can be reached by public transport. For 1.50 Euros you can travel all day (10/2013)
The fee of 18 Euros per person is a bargain since it includes the Mnajdra temples too.
The walk back up from Mnajdra to the exit is a steep climb for seniors and wheelchair users.
On a hot day carrying a bottle of water is definitely recommended.

Thank Tarcisio S
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

Wow - It is spectacular and well worth it. The museum is excellent and gives you the background before you go see the ruins. As others have said the views are spectacular. Like others I expected to see some rocks more like Stonehenge. This was much better than the expectation. The temples are very well preserved. As you head down to Mnajdra you are in awe of what was accomplished at Hagar Qim. The best is yet to come. My husband has difficulty walking uphill. Seeing the Mnajdra was well worth the uphill struggle back.
The other wonderful part of the visit is we went late in the afternoon. No one rushed us to leave at closing time. We were the last ones out and we were able to go at our own pace.

Thank awithj
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

fascinating Megalithic site on flat plain to the south of Malta. There are two distinctive structures separated by a walkway in an area overlooking the sea. A short film gave a brief summary of the development of the site and audio guides were available for the visit if more information was required.
Staff not the most friendly I have met

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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Hagar Qim Temples is a complex of two buildings, all from late Neolithic, approx. 5000 years ago, standing near each other. The site is situated in the south part of Malta island, is well-signed and easy to reach and park nearby, address is Triq Hagar Qim, Qrendi. The archaeological site contains Hagar Qim Temples and Mnajdra Temples , they has a common entrance and same ticket is valid. Sightseeing starts with Hagar Qim Temples, which you passing through to reach the 500 meters walkway down the hill leading to Mnajdra Temples (and then the same way back uphill). If visiting during summer time, I should say think twice to go down there, it can be very hot and uneasy. Both Temple complexes are protected from elements by large tents , which in my opinion takes away little of experience. Site is well-arranged, with charts and explaining signs. There is an interesting museum by the entrance containing finds from those sites and models of temples, there is also a WC.
We used the Heritage Malta combined ticket for entrance, which is convenient and saves a lot of time and energy. This ticket can be bought on the most major sites of Malta, is valid for 14 days for entrance to nearly all of the archaeological sites and museums of Malta and Gozo, and costs 35 Euro per person.

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