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“Not to be missed life-time experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hagar Qim Temples

Hagar Qim Temples
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Malta Prehistoric Temples Tour
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Qrendi
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Owner description: OPENING HOURS: During Summer (1st April till 30th September) open Monday to Sunday from 08.00 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). The prehistoric site of Hagar Qim consists of a group of monumental megalithic buildings. These were built during the late Neolithic, around 5,000 years ago. The largest megalith used in any of the Maltese 'temples', measuring up to 6.4 metres, is located within this temple.Today these buildings are usually called "temples" however we know very little about what went on inside them. The nearest site to Hagar Qim is that of Mnajdra, which is about 500 metres downhill to the west. A fully accessible Visitor's Centre offers numerous attractions in itself, including an audio-visual hall and interactive displays that assist visitors in understanding the historical and archaeological background of the surrounding megalithic templesShelters, financed by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), have been built over the Hagar Qim Temples and the nearby Mnajdra Temples, to protect them from the elements and help preserve them for future generations.Malta's temples and the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum are designated UNESCO World Heritage sites.
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“Not to be missed life-time experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

This is truly an awe-inspiring site of ancient historical value. The oldest free standing settlement in the world, on a equal if not better status than Stone-Henge in the UK

Visited December 2011
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“Ancient temples which you can still explore”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2011

The Haqar Qim and Mnajdra are ancient temples next to each other that you can still walk through. You start off in a museum which provides detailed information on what is known and other superstitions surrounding the site. There is some parts of the museum which seem to be just fillers, but is still good overall. Once you pay the entrance fee you can then walk down to the temples.

The walk itself is fairly long along a dirt path and is downhill one way and all up hill on the way back. There are a few signs along the way with information about the vegetation and wildlife found in the area. Unfortunately the Hagar Qim was closed for renovation during my visit, so could only look through the fence at it. However the Mnajdra was open. You can walk through the different chambers and sit along benches along the side offering views of the sea and temple. It is a wander how they were built, especially knowing it would still be difficult today.

This was one of my favorite sights to see in Malta and definitely should be on your bucket list if visiting the island. You can get here by several different means. I took the Malta Sightseeing bus, but there are local buses that stop nearby. I do not know the timetable, but there seemed to be a steady stream. There is also ample parking if you have a rental car.

Visited April 2011
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“Grand and open with sea view.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2011

Hargar is pronounced with a j instead of g sound and the Q in Qim is silent. Both Hargar Qim and Mnajdra Temples have huge tents that cover and protect the open sites from the elements. Visitors, however, have no restrictions to trample all over. Both sites are close to the seashore and its a bit of a hike (ten minutes or more) to get to Mnajdra Temples on a gently sloping path suitable for wheelchairs. Both sites are much grander than Tarxien and like the Stonehenge may be built to tell equinox times. Very enjoyable open place with neolithic monoliths. The damper is that the Arriva public bus serving this route only comes once an hour. This site is one stop further away from the airport than the Blue Grotto. Entrance into the visitor center is about 5 minutes walk from the roadside bus stop. I recall there is a small restaurant sign about local specialty which another visitor said is rabbit. As we were on a tight schedule to make it back to the cruise boat, we hoofed through this attraction in one hour to catch the next bus back to the airport as that is faster to get back to Valleta. Continuing in the same direction away from the airport the bus goes to Rabat/Mdina.

Visited November 2011
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“Amazing sight to see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2011

These ruins truly are amazing,they are so well preserved they do take your breath away when you first lay eyes on them.
Just as fascinating as the pyramids.

Visited September 2011
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“Much like Stonehenge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2011

This is a must not many lines and a great walk. Amazing how these places were built.

Visited July 2011
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