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Tarxien Temples

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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 6 days ago

Been wanting to visit pre-historic temples such as this for some years. But what a disappointment. Firstly the public buses (81 / 82 / 84 / etc.) no longer go anywhere near the site. This is because the drivers - being a law unto themselves...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Chris2006
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This site is well presented and very well kept and clean . Easy to arrive bus stops only 120 meters far from temple entrance . Fee to enter is €6 very reasonable for the history you will see inside . Also if you have enough...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 40irvingp
Reviewed 13 February 2019

The town of Paola is about 1/2 hour by bus from Valletta's central bus station and has both the Tarxien temples AND the Hypogeum. At the Temple site, there is a walkway that takes you through the site with information at boards along the way....More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Nina S
Reviewed 6 February 2019 via mobile

Can catch a bus nearby to access the site then a short walk. On the Heritage Malta ticket and is really a "must see". Well preserved site with amazing carvings within the rocks, in fact the best at any site and I did them all....More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank AliceR641
Reviewed 4 February 2019

This Temple explains most of the story and use of this Temple. Very well kept and clean with well explained signage, step by step, as you walk through the Temple. Well done and thanks to Heritage Malta for keeping Malta's history to its best.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MarcA1568
Reviewed 13 January 2019

The stories these stones could tell. Who were the builders, why did they build these temples and what happened to these people? Tie it in with the Hypogeum (which you have to pre book). Easy to get to on the Valletta bus system.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sarinozi
Reviewed 11 December 2018

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 7 December 2018

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
1  Thank midway42
Reviewed 23 November 2018

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 23 November 2018

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
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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 mykeclanduncan | 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