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Tarxien Temples

Opens in 3 min: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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OPEN MONDAY - SUNDAY from 09.00 Till 17.00Hrs (last admission at 16.30Hrs). A UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of six inscribed as ‘The Megalithic Temples of Malta’ in the World Heritage List, Tarxien Temples is one of the largest and most complex of...more
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Neolithic Temples Street, Tarxien, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited this historical site and did not take a guided tour which I wish I had. The ruins of the temples are in themselves not very interesting but the history behind the find of the Neolithic site is interesting. However, there is not a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank The_Magpie_on_Tour
Reviewed 5 days ago

Found just a ten minute walk away from the Hypogeum, the Tarxien Temple complex was discovered in 1913 by a farmer when he hit one of the rocks while he was plowing his field. The area was extensively excavated between 1915 and 1919 with many...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank midway42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is well presented, covered and quite interesting. Worth visiting if you are going to the Hypogeum nearby. Provides a good comparison between the underground and overground versions of these temples. Not sure this is the best temple though if you only intend to visit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank thundachild
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ask for directions at the Hypogueum. The site is in the town back streets. It's interesting and mostly undercover. Looks great but I don't understand what it was built for. Huge blocks of stone, narrow alleys between structures. Why a graveyard ?

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sheandim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed this, very much but it’s a small site and the signposts are not all clear (maybe sun damaged but not sure). Very friendly and helpful staff but the signage let it down a little

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This site is well presented, fascinating and very reasonably priced. You can get there by City Bus (1.50Euros) and take as long as you like, well worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

Worthwhile to visit this site especially if also visiting the nearby and more important Hypogeum. This is an important site showing that an ancient culture once flourished in Malta at the time of the ancient Egyptians. What is left are the ruins of stone structures...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jamusaba
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Small object. It's difficult to imagine how the temple looked in the past, because the level of destruction is high. It took us only 30 minuts to visit that place, but it is possible to see it in much shorter time. The ticket cost 6...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

These prehistoric temples are fascinating to see and appreciate the very early construction. How did they do it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BSinPNS
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Fascinating open-air ( yet covered by an enormous-span canopy), the site is compact with great accessibility via elevated walkways, decks and paths. The pedestrian routes take you so close to the Neolithic built structures and artefacts that many can be touched: creating a tangible link...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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14 February 2018|
Response from gddeluca | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I'm a bit handicapped (Can't walk too far and need to use a cane) and we managed it in under an hour, including some time in the gift shop. It depends a lot on your own interest level, how many pictures you take, etc... More
15 January 2018|
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Response from NautiusMaximus | Reviewed this property |
If you're talking about the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum (which you probably are: that's the famous and amazing one), then it's a short walk from the Tarxien temples. Neither is walking distance from Valetta: you'll need a bus or a... More
8 September 2017|
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Response from Myke C | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are audio guides in several languages which seem to be accessed via a phone 'app', and you scan codes at each info board. I overheard one from another visitor, and it was just parroting what was on the board... More