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Tarxien Temples, Tarxien
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Explore the walkways around, above, and through the remains of one of the largest and most complex prehistoric sites on the islands at Tarxien Temples. The four megalithic structures, discovered in 1913 by local farmers, were built between 3600 and 2500 BCE. The temples showcase examples of prehistoric art that have survived the millennia, including relics of two bulls and a sow. Watch for informational boards explaining the significance of the ruins and how the temples were used. Be sure to bring a hat and water, as it can get very hot and shade is limited. For Tarxien Temples and beyond, use our Tarxien trip itinerary maker to get the most from your Tarxien vacation.
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  • Nice, interesting and organized. It's not huge, but definitely of great archaeological interest. The tensile structure that protects it is useful, but takes away a bit of atmosphere. On the other hand the atmosphere already is lost a bit due to the location of the complex, sunken in the middle of the town of Paola. Well worth a visit.
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  • Archaeological site of great importance ... A blast from the past in order to revive construction and experience dating back to thousands of years ago!
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  • Some confusing place. but is stopped by the maltasightseeing bus from the bus stop 10 minutes walked residential location. Taxi there honestly hard to understand where the food was good. Site itself is not so widely than an hour would be regulated if there. Though there is fine-and fun. Is covered with a roof, so the Sun is strong, is comfortable.
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  • The temples have been protected by a large tent. There is also access to an audio guide through an app which you can download, but there is also information as you walk along the pathway around and inside the temples.
  • Very impressive temples, presented with minimal context. There is a "Tarxien temple app" you should preinstall to get more detail. Gantries allow good wheelchair access, and also provide a running circuit for kids bored of Neolithic remains.
  • Its good indeed. But six euros is a lot i think
  • A small complex of ruins, nice stop if you like neolithic archaeology
  • Not particularly interesting, limestone in different shapes. Probably more interesting to hardcore archelogical people