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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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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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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 ?
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
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. but an hour should easily do most people.
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
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 taxi to get from Valetta.
I believe there may be another hypogeum somewhere in Malta, but that's probably not the one you're interested in.
It's well worth visiting the Hypogeum and the Tarxien temples on the same day, as they are so close. Please be aware that you can't just turn up to the Hypogeum and expect to get in: you need to book in advance, and quite probably several months in advance. Tickets are strictly limited.
There is no need to book for the Tarxien temples. Just turn up and have a look round.
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
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. Potentially useful if you're Malti or English speaking, though not sure what languages it's available in.