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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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  • We went to tarxien Temple on the way back to Valletta from marsaxlokk. the bus stops a few meters from the temple and is very easy to find it. The tarxien Temple is one of the largest and most complex...  more »
  • Tarxien Temple is definitely worth a visit, it is better and even more interesting than the Hagar Qim, here is an incredible number of plates with lots of information about all the ruins and things that are found here. It is however slightly remote 3-4 km west of Valletta.
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  • I came to Malta for the temples. I was pretty much aware that there is reconstruction and it's not Egypt or Mexico . Granted they are older . That makes them very special.  more »
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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