Hagar Qim Temples

Hagar Qim Temples, Qrendi

Hagar Qim Temples
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks
10:00 - 16:30
Monday
10:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:30
Thursday
10:00 - 16:30
Friday
10:00 - 16:30
Saturday
10:00 - 16:30
Sunday
10:00 - 16:30
About
The temple of Ħaġar Qim stands on a hilltop overlooking the sea and the islet of Fifla, not more than 2km south-west of the village of Qrendi. At the bottom of the hill, only 500m away, one finds the remarkable temples of Mnajdra. Both sites are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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2-3 hours
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shaggyd0g1
Glencoe, UK403 contributions
Fascinating and well preserved
Jul 2021 • Solo
Wow. Very well preserved. You can imagine what went before, millennia ago, far more than you can at Stonehouse, for example. Fascinating. Excellent interpretative plaques and careful site preservation will ensure this stays protected. A beautiful site overlooking the southern Mediterranean. You can see why folk felt close to the divine here.
Written 13 July 2021
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Dear shaggyd0g1, Thank you for reviewing Hagar Qim Temples we are glad you enjoyed your visit and we will be happy to welcome you back again. Very much appreciated 😊!
Written 19 July 2021
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mompy
Mosta, Malta442 contributions
Spectacular, well presented and maintained site.
Feb 2021 • Friends
The whole area from the Information Centre and Museum is very informative and impressive.
Very friendly and informative staff. Reasonable prices in the welcome centre. We were even offered a complimentary coffee!👍🏻
Written 19 February 2021
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Dear mompy Thank you for reviewing Hagar Qim Temples we are glad you enjoyed your visit and we will be happy to welcome you back again. Very much appreciated 😊!
Written 20 May 2021
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,682 contributions
Interesting
Nov 2020
These are amongst the most famous temples in Malta, and also the ones with more visitors. Maybe not the most impressive ones (I preferred the ones on Gozo). Plus, these temples are protected under an ugly plastic structure...There are some trails in the area to go to the defensive tower nearby, and to some old storage for grains dug on the rock.
Written 9 December 2020
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wherehaveinotbeenyet
Manchester, UK387 contributions
Interesting Visit
Aug 2020
It was interesting seeing how the temples were constructed thousands of years ago without modern building implements. Hagar Qim temple is larger than Mnajdra but both are worthwhile. Walking the 500m steep slope between the temples in the fierce sun can be difficult as there is no shade, but I just took it slowly. The setting on a hilltop next to the sea is also dramatic.
Written 31 August 2020
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Dear wherehaveinotbeenyet, Thank you for reviewing Hagar Qim Temples we are glad you enjoyed your visit and we will be happy to welcome you back again. Very much appreciated 😊!
Written 5 November 2020
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Andre Houraghan
33 contributions
Very Interesting
Jul 2020 • Couples
Visited the Temples yesterday and it was was a fascinating experience to see these 2 different Temples that date back to 3000bc. Truly interesting place and really worth a look.
Written 13 July 2020
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Dear Ongeponge, Thank you for reviewing Hagar Qim Temples we are glad you enjoyed your visit and we will be happy to welcome you back again. Very much appreciated 😊!
Written 5 November 2020
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walter1k
Vienna, Austria26 contributions
Very Impressive Stone Monuments
Jul 2019 • Couples
The Hagar Qim and the nearby Mnajdra are very impressive stone monuments. As I see this "temples" I could NOT imagine how this monuments are build by ancient humans. 5 thousand years ago they have neither a crane nor other technical utilities. But don't believe me, impress yourself having a look at Hagar Qim.
Written 3 June 2020
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Bruce S
Philadelphia, PA364 contributions
Mediterrenean Stonehenge and much more
Feb 2020
Amazing the efforts of people from the Stone Age, motivated by a mixture of religious fervor and agricultural necessity. Great for walking in the February sun and experiencing views, the weather and the results of these builders and pre-literate scholars. The site is well-preserved and accessible. Descriptions of the buildings and signage are excellent. Of the 23 megalithic temples we were able to visit this and another not far away. Neither the origin of the temple builders nor their place of exit are known, leaving much to be learned about these magnificant structures.
Written 20 March 2020
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bwanaalan
Salisbury, UK222 contributions
Unmissable for history and location
Feb 2020
One of our favourite sites in Malta: the situation is beautiful. It’s well worth wandering the nature trail after you’ve seen the temples. In mid-February the wildflowers were rampant, the air filled with bird song and the wide-open coastal views magnificent.

As are both the Hagar Qim and Mnajdra temples. The parts I found most impressive included the overall layouts, monumental stones, porthole doorways and intricate carvings with flower designs. Information boards around the site are helpful, especially those that explain the alignments in relation to the sun, but one or two signs are mis-placed.

There have been two innovations since our last visit. The 3D AV display, with its timeline that sets the context and shows you how the temples probably appeared when new, was tremendous. We were less keen on the golf-buggies that now provide transport back up from the Mnajdra temples. Each time they passed, walkers (like us, still in the majority) were almost squeezed off the not-quite-wide-enough path. Hmmm…
Written 13 March 2020
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Brenda A
14 contributions
Amazing
Jun 2019
We visited this amazing site with a Local Guide who explained the history and significance of the Temple. Well worth the visit!
Written 9 March 2020
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Jaylia9
Buckinghamshire, UK10 contributions
A great attraction for history fans
Feb 2020
It's a good idea to visit the small informative exhibition area first for a better understanding of this ancient site. Fascinating, if you have an interest in history. Hagar Aim is more accessible, you have to be reasonably fit to get to Mnajdra temple as the concrete walkway is a long slope with no rail or seats to rest on the way back up. The latter is also a more uneven site.
Written 9 March 2020
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