Ggantija Megalithic Temples, Ggantija

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#3 of 12 in Historic Sites in Island of Gozo
Behold one of the world's oldest free-standing structures, and one of Malta’s best-preserved prehistoric sites, at Ggantija Megalithic Temples. A World Heritage Site, the temple features two separate religious sites built between 3,600 and 3,200 BCE, preceding even Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. The name is derived from the Maltese word for giant "ġgant," alluding to the area's association with the race of giants. Notice the huge limestone blocks that are a testament to the technological feats accomplished during this early period of human development: some are over 5 m (16 ft) long and weigh more than 50 tons. Enter through the interpretation center to learn more about life during Neolithic times and to see some of the Gozo's most significant archaeological finds. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Ggantija Megalithic Temples and many more Ggantija attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Ggantija travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 17, 2017
    This visit included a trip is uninteresting, but not the best do on the island of Gozo, if we have time. Only it is a mythical place, so may be essential for some.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The Museum is well-stocked and very informative. The temples were provided of scaffolding so a little damage. Interesting tour including to account how to live about 5000 years ago. It would be a shame to miss.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Thousands of years ago, these cult temples were built, that can compare with Stonehenge. Their original destination is unclear, but their visit is a must. NB: they are on Gozo island.  more »

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