Tarxien Temples, Tarxien

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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  • August 17, 2017
    Adult ticket price € 6/persona. Site covered by a marquee and explored on foot. The information is not, however, in Italian and in a main shopping district of minutes you visit quietly. Be evaluated only for lovers of archaeological sites.
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  • August 10, 2017
    The Tarxien Temples are an archaeological complex in Tarxien, Malta. The site was accepted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992 along with the other Megalithic temples on the island of Malta. Tarxi...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Travel back in time 5000 years in just a visit, where you could touch, feel and dream how these ancestors where living in those days.  more »
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  • June 16, 2017
    At six Euros it is good value to enter. You can either wander and read the notes at various points, or buy more detailed guides. The decked path takes you around the outside and then into the interior of the Megalithic structures, which are under a tent like structure to protect it and also allow it to be seen as it should be.
  • April 23, 2017
    The site is interesting, however I would have loved if they would have used colored Concrete or restoring material to showcase what has been restored. The audio guide is not worth the time to download as it doesn't contain additional information or other more in deep material. The entry price is fine, IF you are interested in archeological sites and understand what zou looking at.
  • January 12, 2017
    I would recommend having some prior knowledge about the site as the scenery leaves little to nothing to the imagination. There are informational signs posted throughout the tour but again, if you haven't brushed up on your history (like me), then all your looking at are stones and walls. Entrance fee 6€.
  • June 12, 2017
    Excellent exhibition of prehistoric buildings and statues. However, entrance fee is quite high.
  • July 3, 2017
    Worth a visit if you like to see an neolithic old temple, although I believe the entrance was a bit overpriced.

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