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“Best preserved temples in Malta” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tarxien Temples

Tarxien Temples
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Malta Prehistoric Temples Half Day Tour
Igualada, Spain
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“Best preserved temples in Malta”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

I visited nearly all the megalithic temples of Malta, and if I had limited time or I was not very interested in ancient times, I would choose Tarxien. If you are planning to visit more archaeological sites, then you should consider puchasing the "Heritage Malta" pass, it's worth the money you pay, giving you access to all the sites but the Hypogeum. In May 2013 you couldn't buy it online, so we had to go to the Museum of Fine Arts in Valletta to get the passes. If you wake up early and you can be there at 7am, you can be lucky and buy a ticket for the next day for the Hypogeum if you have tried online and is fully booked the days you are in Malta.

Visited May 2013
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“Getting visitor-friendlier”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

The temples are a must for everyone who likes history and culture or architecture. For everyone else it might be boring, as there is nothing else than stones here.
It's the biggest of all temple complexes in Malta, and it is one of the best preserved. If you want to visit only one of them, this is the one. Here you can see the architecture of the buildings, and if you pay attention, you can find a lot of decoration as well. The visit can be combined with the Hypogeum, only 5 minutes from this site.
It isn't easy to find the temples, there is no public transport nearby, and the road signs lead you a little bit in circles. There is no cover to the temples yet (they will be covered with protecting tents in the future), so prepare yourself with hats or anything else, that protects you from the sun! It's comfortable to have the walkways built at the site, but that also means you cannot see parts of the temple at all.
But all in all, it's worth the time and money, we really enjoyed it!

Visited August 2013
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Tarxien, Malta
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“Tarxien Temples - over 5500 years old”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Tarxien Temples lie in the heart of the village of Tarxien, towards the middle south of Malta. These temples are said to be dated from the copper age over 5500 years ago. The temples are well worth visit and present no difficulty of access no matter what your age.

To get to the Temples all you need to do is to take a No. 81 or No.82 bus from Valletta and ask the driver or one of the locals where to stop for the temples. The bus stop is only 150 meters away from the temples. Fairly close to the temples also lies the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum underground temple. Only a certain number of visitors are allowed daily in the Hypogeum temple so you may wish to book ahead for this.

Visited July 2013
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Lviv, Ukraine
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“great place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

Yes, that's just stone - it's not Baroque or Renaissance stuff but people made it a few thousands year ago! This temple is the one with the biggest amount of decorating elements so I thing this is the exact worth to see place comparing to the others megalitic temples

Visited July 2013
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“Worth a detour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

Found the Tarxien Temples, over 5,500 years old, fascinating and interesting, well presented.

The site is in a suburb and is difficult to find if you are on public transport. Difficult to know which stop, though there are signs from the bus stop.

It was a pity that the majority of the information signs were missing. Where they were available they were most informative. To get the most out of this sight, take a good guide book.

Visited June 2013
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