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“Older than Stonehenge”

Ggantija Megalithic Temples
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

These temples have been standing for over 5000 years and are in fact the oldest in the World. Unfortunately, you can no longer walk freely around as some of it is now fenced but it is still a fascinating place to visit. Beware the overpriced gift shop!

Thank Mike W
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

The Ggantija temples on Gozo are a must see to give you an idea of the building capabilities of these Neolithic peoples. The temples are huge and built about 3.500 years ago. Just to see the size of the rocks used is amazing. You can walk through the complex and around the perimeter. This is far better than Stonehenge because you really get an idea of what these people were capable of.

There are toilet facilities on site, and because the site is on the edge of a small village, it is possible to have a meal at a local restaurant for lunch beforehand. Parking is possible on the road outside.

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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Stand in the apses of these temples and let your imagination wander. You are standing in a building constructed of massive pieces of rock that have been cut from the bedrock, hauled to the site and then errected by people with no metal tools and almost no wood of any size, The holes drilled through the stones, the pattination carved into them, their passion for and dedication to their Gods must have been incredible.
Ignore the no entry sign and walk round the back of the temples to get the best view of the sheer size of the megaliths. Incredible. Glory in the feat of engineering by these most primitive people to build this structure at all and then to do it so well that it has lasted so many thousands of years.
I have no interest in religion then or now but I am in awe of these people and the force of will that drove them.

Thank Neil J
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Very well preserved and interesting. Informative brochure and english sight markers made it worthwhile. Easy to find by car.

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

It is a fine site, with some interesting relics. But I wouldn't highly recommend it, especially one is pressed for time or just want to relax and have a good time driving around the island of Gozo. I am sure it was very impressive and historically very significant. But being diminished greatly through the passing of time and also surrounded by protective structures, it is not that impressive upon the mind of everyday tourist. Although I have been warned beforehand, I did still go and purchased the ticket. Contributing to the fund for the protection of Ancient Sites in Malta is still a worthy cause.

Thank Madeleineshi
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