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Review of Mnajdra Temples

Mnajdra Temples
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Malta Prehistoric Temples Tour
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Qrendi
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed December 8, 2014

Both the Mnajdra and Hagar Qin Temples were very interesting with a 4d audio visual presentation before viewing the exhibits and then moving on to the temples.

Thank Catherine S
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Reviewed December 5, 2014

Like Hagar Qim it was a little disappointing - it suffers from the comparisons the tourist people make.

Thank Diane K
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Reviewed November 28, 2014

A five minute walk from Hagar Qim took us to the Mnajdra site, where these temples have been dated to around 3,700 BC. That is about 900 years older than Hagar Qim. Recent theory suggest a calendar type function for these temples.

Thank livelovexplore
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Reviewed November 23, 2014

Imagination can be let loose here, so many questions left un-answered. A real must for history buffs. Easily reached by local bus or tourist sightseeing bus.

Thank Colgate50
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Reviewed November 17, 2014

Not usually my cup of tea but we went here to kill time on our way to the airport. Ended up spending a decent amount of time investigating both temples and imagining their fascinating history.

There is a short yet fairly well done 3D movie at the start which gives a brief overview and great access in and around the ruins themselves.

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