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Ta' Hagrat Temples, Mgarr

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The Ta' Ħaġrat temples in Mġarr, Malta is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with several other Megalithic temples. They are amongst the most ancient religious sites on Earth. The larger Ta' Ħaġrat temple dates from the Ġgantija phase ; the smaller is dated to the Saflieni phase .LocationTa' Ħaġrat is on the eastern outskirts of the village of Mġarr, roughly one kilometer from the Ta' Skorba temples. Characteristics of the Ta' Ħaġrat façade resemble those in the Ta' Skorba complex.Temple ComplexThe excavation of plentiful pottery deposits show that a village stood on the site and predates the temples themselves. This early pottery is dated to the Mġarr phase (3800-3600 BCE).Ta' Ħaġrat is built out of lower coralline limestone, the oldest exposed rock in the Maltese Islands. The complex contains two adjacent temples. The smaller temple abuts the major one on the northern side.The two parts are less regularly planned and smaller in size than many of the other neolithic temples in Malta. Unlike other megalithic temples in Malta no decorated blocks were discovered; however a number of artifacts were found. Perhaps most intriguing is a scale model of a temple, sculpted in globigerina limestone.
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  • This should be a fantastic attraction, but it is almost always closed, has almost no information provided, is terribly difficult to find if you're not local, and has no facilities.  more »
  • This temple is in Mgarr and is only open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. If you are conversant with the Temple culture in the Maltese Islands it is a good place to visit to help complete the timeline....  more »
  • Difficult to find, need GPS. In a housing area, end of short street, virtually no parking., not open on Sunday we were there. Through the gate we could see piles of rocks that are the remains of these...  more »
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  • Really wonderful and great. I actully in imgarr and i live next to it. You see peoples past lives and see how different is from 2500-3600 till 2017. Its a big difference x. #happymgarr #happyhagrat x
  • Really old temples, worth visiting. it is a little inconvenient that tickets are only available from local council. Since Mgarr temples are not too busy watchmen on site could be selling tickets too
  • Seriously they dare to ask you for an entree fee
  • Small site. You can see everything in one photo below.
  • Poor, but the warden is very nice and let us enter a little after the closure.