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Review of Tarxien Temples

Tarxien Temples
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Malta Prehistoric Temples Half Day Tour
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Great value and worth a look”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you are looking for burn some time before your allocated visit for Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum then this place is certainly worth a visit. The complex was built between 3600-2500 BC making it one of the oldest structures on the island. The site is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the largest on Malta.

There is an elevated walkway that gives visitors a decent view of the remains without further damage. Note there is some restrictions on wheelchairs and pushchairs larger than 62 cm wide, but they may have a wheelchair available onsite if requested.

Visited May 2014
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Visit before Hagar Qim/Mnajdra”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

We went to Tarxien on Tuesday and Hagar/Mnjdra on Saturday. I really liked these temples,and enjoyed walking around the site. I had been to the Archaeology museum the day before in Valletta, so had some background knowledge, but I can understand the unenthusiastic views- compared to some of the other sites Malta has to offer, I can see how Tarxien may feel less impressive as you walk around a raised platform and look down at the ruins, whereas at other sites you are impressed with the tall walls and the experience is a bit removed at Tarxien.

As for the location, with some planning you can enjoy the site and others nearby so it doesn't feel like a wasted trip; we visited the Hypogeum on the same day, which is walking distance from Tarxien, and we got the bus to another reasonably nearby site, the Ghar Dalam cave.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank CMW322
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“Interesting place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

We were unfortunate in that there were 3 large parties of visitors blocking our way at every turn but we still enjoyed looking around this site. The information boards presented just the right amount of reading matter and everything was clearly labelled. We managed to get ourselves there on the bus without any difficulty even though we went on a Sunday. It was a pleasant way to spend a morning.

Visited May 2014
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“Good Value, interesting location, well worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014

Malta has a lot of pre-historic sites and one can get a bit blase about "just another temple" but Tarxien does deserve to be included. As it is slightly later than many of the other temples you can see continuity and change plus seeing where some of the wonderful carvings were in context gives you a better understanding of how it could've been.

Reasonably priced, 5/6 Euros. I'd have preferred a bit more information on the boards but that's a personal bugbear I have about many of these places.

Visited May 2014
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“Disappointing - Not the best historical site to visit on Malta”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014

This was the 2nd historical site we visited on our vacation to Malta and found it disappointing compared to the others.The entry fees were excessive and for a family of three, came to some £20. Bearing in mind there is very little wow-factor to this location, kids will get bored very easily.

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- Overpriced entry fees
- No audio aids provided
- Small site
- Not all that much to see
- Very exposed to the elements

Visited March 2014
1 Thank llyryo
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