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Hal Saflieni Hypogeum

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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It is not very easy often you get to see structures dating back 2500BC so well preserved. The tour... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
London, United Kingdom
Good but not unmissable

I was lucky enough to get tickets to the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum the day before my tour although they... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
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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 19 August 2018

It is not very easy often you get to see structures dating back 2500BC so well preserved. The tour is well handled with an effective visual film at the beginning. A little expensive but I suspect they heed the financial support to keep the ruins...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 14 August 2018

I was lucky enough to get tickets to the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum the day before my tour although they were very expensive (try and book in advance if you can). The tour was interesting and the guide was informative and overall the experience was enjoyable....More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank JXXXR
Reviewed 12 August 2018

This is one of those places that is amazing to visit if you have researched first, and appreciate the gravity of it all. I can see how people who haven't any clue about the background and true implications of it may find it boring and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Oliver C
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We couldn't buy guided tour tickets in advance so we got this audiovisual tickets which were still available and it was so dissappointing : a couple of videos with not relevant information at all which ended the whole "tour" in 15 min. I don't recommend...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank imballesta
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We tried to book ahead but did not realise ahead means about 3 months. At a price you can go to St Elmo's Fort on the day before your visit and pay 40 euros which we did. My heart sank when I saw the shiny...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank lizandianp
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We booked on to this tour months before we came to Malta and are so glad we had the chance to see it. Well worth a visit. The video guide at the beginning is great and the audio guide throughout the tour is very well...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

I have to say, wasn’t my choice of things to do. But the Hypogeum is really worth a visit... First thing, book in advance as it gets booked up and whilst you can theoretically get tickets on the day at some place in Valletta, it’s...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank catherinecW2374CW
Reviewed 4 August 2018

The Hypogeum is one of the most interesting of the many neolithic sites in Malta and Gozo. It's very well preserved, and the tour is well made - both the video at the beginning and the audio guide. Make sure you book in advance, we...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank braystoners
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

The Hypogeum is smaller than expected but offers a glimpse into ancient history where one normally would not have access to. The one drawback is that the tour is all via audio guide with little interaction from the guide, whom acts more as an escort....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank CynCyn
Reviewed 23 July 2018

These ruins are amazing! So old yet so well preserved. I like that the groups are very small, no more than 10 an hour. unfortunately you can't take photos. Really hard to get tickets but totally worth it!!

Date of experience: July 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
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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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