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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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  • If you are interested in history or pre-history then a visit to the neolithic temples of Tarxien are a must.You can get an audio guide for your tour which is well worth the small fee.Take your time an...  more »
  • We visited Tarxien as our first Maltese temple, and it is close to the famous Hypogeum. However, it did not make as much impression on me as Mnajdra and Hagar Qim. I was particularly confused as to wh...  more »
  • I followed my early morning visit here with a local bus to the Ghar Dalam Cave and then the bus to Marsallox Bay. Great full day in Southern Malta. Bus 82 (or others) from Valletta to the the temple s...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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€.
  • Excellent exhibition of prehistoric buildings and statues. However, entrance fee is quite high.
  • Impressive site, though not as much a must-see as for instance Mnajdra.