Tarxien Temples

Tarxien Temples

Tarxien Temples
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Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:30
Saturday
10:00 - 16:30
Sunday
10:00 - 16:30
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Inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, this site consists of a complex of four megalithic structures built between 3600 and 2500 BC, and re-used between 2400 and 1500 BC.
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WeHa 98
Aschaffenburg, Germany204 contributions
A must for history buffs
Jul 2021
It's really difficult to get my head around the age of this structure - I mean there was just so much going on here so long ago!!! Much of this is in tact to the point where you can easily make out the features. I loved seeing the decorative features still remaining and also the tables and alters within. To see the ruins of a highly developed structure that predates the pyramids is amazing! Loved the fact that it is also undercover so you can really take your time out of the sun.
Written 9 July 2021
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bwanaalan
Salisbury, UK222 contributions
Hugely impressive
Feb 2020
The unassuming entrance from a suburban street gives no clue to the magnificence of the site. There are good explanations along the signed walkway which takes you first around the perimeter and then past key points across the interior of the structures.

The site is good preparation for a visit to Hagar Qim / Mnajdra. Sadly (as a Wiltshire resident) I felt that it made Stonehenge seem rather less striking.

We found the place easily by following signs from near the Hypogeum.
Written 13 March 2020
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Byroenius
Seattle, WA564 contributions
Megalithic Temple in Malta
Dec 2019 • Couples
This archaeological complex is just one of the many megalithic temples found in the island of Malta. The earliest dated part of the temple is around 3150 BC. The temple is found in Tarxien. A residential part of Malta not too far away from Valetta.
Written 7 February 2020
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WMBandit
Shanghai, China1,834 contributions
Ancient remains
Jan 2020
6 euros for admission- cute entrance and place to buy great souvenirs and food. Auido guides and free informative pamphlets for Tarxien Temple. Nice walk around the complex to see the ancient structures. Smack in the middle of residential area and a local cemetery, the temple is easy to get to with Malta's great bus network. Love the spirals and faint bulls and sow engravements. Last admission 4:30pm
Written 6 February 2020
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Mike S
Cardiff, UK129 contributions
Amazing slice of Neolithic history in Maltese suburbia
Jan 2020
I combined a trip to Tarxien Temples with a visit to the nearby Hypogeum, travelling by the excellent bus network from Sliema. I'm glad I did my research of routes and bus stops beforehand so I knew where to alight and walk. The Temples are actually quite well signposted from Paola and Tarxien bus stops, although tucked away amongst the backstreets.

The remains are set amidst wild flowers and trees and when I arrived at 10am all I could hear was birdsong! The office staff were welcoming and, though I chose not to pay for an audio guide, I spent an hour just mooching around the decking walkways marvelling at the masonry up to five thousand years old with the help of the information panels. You can get right amongst the stones, too.

The protective canopies are tasteful and don't detract from the experience, and even the toilets were clean. At 6 Euros I'd say it was well worth the admission price.
Written 4 February 2020
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JeanneCristello
Philadelphia, PA79 contributions
Informative Visit to Ancient Site
Nov 2019
After visiting the ancient site of the Hypogeum, I was encouraged to visit the other nearby ancient site, the Tarxien Temples. A short walk from the Hypogeum rests the ruins of a temple built between 3600 and 2500 BC. Also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, these temples were used by the people of Malta until 1500 BC. The Tarxien Temples are a complex of four temples, the South Temple, East Temple, Central Temple, and SouthEast Temple. A guided tour app will take you through these ruins where you will see evidence of fire ceremonies burned into old stone walls, patterns carved into stones like shown below, and even portions of what once was a giant statue, also seen below. The Tarxien Temples are another example of the tremulously advanced structures that stood the test of time in Malta.
Written 14 January 2020
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Fischsticks
Jerusalem District, Israel72 contributions
Worth seeing!
Dec 2019
When is the last time you saw remains from temples built 3600bce? Easy to get to and well marked path tells you everything you want to know. And if you are already going to the Hypogeum, this is above ground what they built underground.
Written 4 January 2020
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CaptainCard
Highland, NY94 contributions
Fascinating Site, Well Presented by Authorities
Dec 2019
Well preserved examples of Neolithic (and Copper-Age?) temples constructed by long-vacated societies of over 5000 years ago
Written 26 December 2019
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gwattya
Adelaide, Australia388 contributions
Interesting historical place experience spoilt by rude staff
Dec 2019
Hi visited this place in December. Interesting historical place of interest built before 100O BC. Audio guide through iphone does not work nor the premium can’t be dowloaded. Wifi so slow that the app for audio guide does not work at all.Ticketing staff unhelpful and rude, does not want to be asked questions.
Written 13 December 2019
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Pattyg1251
Los Angeles, CA69 contributions
Don't miss this
Dec 2019
This place is beyond fantastic. Just walking through the amazing collection of temples takes you in time and space.
Written 10 December 2019
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