Ggantija Megalithic Temples, Ggantija

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#3 of 18 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. A visit to Ggantija Megalithic Temples represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Ggantija journey planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Awesome place. The temple in very good condition, the museum is very interesting. Worth to see, walk around, get a look at the artefacts, ruins, small figures... must to see on Gozo. And very nice win...  more »
  • Took the bus up from Victoria. The temple site is well cared for with flower and herb beds neatly tended. The small museum is informative. The walkways in and around Ggantija are well kept. Informatio...  more »
  • On the island of Gozo is present this museum with megalithic remains worth a stop (we used the bus hop on and off especially useful). Across the street the only wind mill still functioning.
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