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Hal Saflieni Hypogeum

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Get online tix at least 3 months in advance

The guided one-hour tours allow only 10 persons per hour for climate control. So book in advance 3... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Cupertino, California
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Fascinating and Mysterious

It is a mystery how this maze of miniature temples, sacrificial altars and tunnels were carved... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Chicago, Illinois
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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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All reviews book well in advance months in advance audio guide burial site heritage malta book tickets above ground visitor numbers underground chambers no photos allowed no photography short video time slot amazing site stone tools guide takes stone age
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Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

The guided one-hour tours allow only 10 persons per hour for climate control. So book in advance 3 months. A must-see in Malta as a World Heritage site. One is left in awe. No photos allowed, lockers are provided on check-in. One reviewer on this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank United2millionmiler
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

We could not find suitable parking so we did not make it in time. I give this review based on the parking situation only. The tickets say street parking. I think a warning about the parking is in order. I planned 15 minute early arrival...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

The visit could easily be completed in 30 minutes with all the information needed, the price could be cut in half while the number of visitors could be doubled. As simple as that. Booked the ticket online 3 months in advance for 35 euros, the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RexTsatsaroglou
Reviewed 14 October 2018

It is a mystery how this maze of miniature temples, sacrificial altars and tunnels were carved underground. After visiting I viewed numerous youtube videos and read research articles about this place. The mystery only deepened. This is a must-see and has to be reserved in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank YSTcruiser
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Being a Maltese citizen i was a bit hesitant to pay 40euro to see the Hypogeum with my cousin from Australia. I went for the 1st time when i was around 8yrs old on.a school.trip around 35yrs ago before it was renovated.i was amazed at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Eunice B
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Hypogeum of Ħal-Saflieni is a world heritage site, very deservedly, truly unique, well preserved and the limited access tour makes sense in terms of preservation (you need to book far in advance of your visit or trust to chance no-shows), but the guide and staff,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ggm96822
Reviewed 7 October 2018

One of the most extraordinary and fascinating historical sites I have ever visited. It truly was a memorable site to visit and so well and thoughtfully laid out and presented by knowledgeable staff. Please remember to book well in advance, when we visited in September...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ChrisBi220653
Reviewed 5 October 2018

We considered ourselves lucky to obtain "last minute" tickets for the 12 o'clock tour next day. The hypogeum might be special and worth the Unesco title as it was nearly ruined by sweating tourists, reason why now just 10 in a tour, but it is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank dreperu2016
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This place is a wonder and would certainly rate a 5 (Excellent) if not for the staff. Unfortunately, Heritage Malta, the government agency in charge of ancient site, seems to specialize in Service With A Sneer. The lobby staff was unfriendly. The attitude of the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank BRuke1
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We decided to visit only this site and so glad we did- it was amazing to see what was done 000’s of years ago with stones and bones

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from YSTcruiser | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I went with a tour arranged by a cruise ship so I don't know.
Ang F
2 February 2019|
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Response from KTGP | Reviewed this property |
Just checking you are remembering to drop the 0 at the start of the mobile number, when including +44.
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