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Hal Saflieni Hypogeum

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What the heck did we just do! That was awsome!!

I rarely give a 5 star ranking, but this site deserves it. In fact, it's really a 6. HAL Salfieni... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2019
j f
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Well worth getting tickets early. Rare experience. Read a little before you go. Wear comfortable shoes.

Well worth getting tickets early. Rare experience. Read a little before you go. Wear comfortable... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2019
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The Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum is an underground prehistoric burial site, a complex made up of interconnecting rock-cut chambers set on three distinct levels. Earliest remains at the site date back to about 4000BC, and the complex was used over a span of...more
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Burial Street | Triq Ic Cimiterju, Paola, Island of Malta PLA 1116, Malta
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Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile

I rarely give a 5 star ranking, but this site deserves it. In fact, it's really a 6. HAL Salfieni hypogeum is off the chart and makes the entire trip. It's the tripartite of Malta. I suggest you start of going to Malta Archilohical Museum...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank j f
Reviewed 29 January 2019

Firstly book well ahead as there are limited places every day. Check you have a ticket that includes the full tour and audio guide as will disappoint otherwise. If navigating yourself, allow time to find it as it is in a town down narrow streets...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank GrahamR997
Reviewed 22 January 2019

Well worth getting tickets early. Rare experience. Read a little before you go. Wear comfortable shoes.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lawrences742
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Entry is limited to 10 people and Must be pre-booked on the Heritage Malta site. (TripAdvisor wont allow me to give you the direct link) The short tour takes you down steps in short stages, where the guide highlights what's found in each area. Climate...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank sarinozi
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

Wow! Just wow! This amazing rock-hewn temple underground was built by Stone Age people. But the architectural vision, the mathematical and engineering skills required, and the clever optical illusions used in the design are astonishing. You understand when you are here that those ancestors were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank hcat50
Reviewed 22 December 2018 via mobile

It is an UNESCO World Heritage Site with very interesting history. Be sure to book tickets in advanced. The tour is nicely done with introductory short video explaining what we were about to see and how this place was found. Throughout the tour, you will...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Jun_Cruz
Reviewed 19 December 2018

Costs 35 Euros. You have to book and pay in advance (online or at site only). 40 min visit, 15 of which is watching 2 videos. Only Audio guide, the live guide just directs. You visit a tiny portion the size of a house. It's...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank earth-is-home-com
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

Some practical advice. Book tickets well ahead and allow plenty of time to get there. Although the Hypogeum is only a short ride from Malta the signage is dreadful and helpful locals may well give you directions to the temple complex of Tarxien instead (where,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jane A
Reviewed 6 December 2018

Located about ten minutes outside of Valletta, the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum is one of the more popular tourist attractions and definitely the most popular prehistoric site on the Maltese Islands. It consists of a number of various rock-cut chambers that span construction from 3600BC to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank midway42
Reviewed 2 December 2018

This site lives up to its hype. It is worth visiting a temple before or afterwards to understand the correspondence - Taxien is very close. The street outside gives no clue to the extraordinary site beneath. If you read this before arriving in Malta, you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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I'm sorry, I went with a tour arranged by a cruise ship so I don't know.
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Just checking you are remembering to drop the 0 at the start of the mobile number, when including +44.
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