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. Make Tarxien Temples part of your personalized Tarxien itinerary using our Tarxien driving holiday planning website .
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  • Who is in Malta, should look at once the Temple of the natives in any case. For the price of 6 or €7, you will get a lot of information about the temples, which are a masterpiece of architecture.
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  • Hidden away in a quiet suburb, this wonderful complex gives a very good idea of the construction of these temples over 5000 years ago. Directional signage to find the place needs to be improved.  more »
  • These temples are not as spectacular as some others but worth viewing. We combined with pre-booked visit to hypogeum. Good combination though wish we had done in reverse order. We did not know how muc...  more »
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  • Amazing structures. If you love ancient history, you got to see this. How on earth did they build these temples. With no technology at all. Only tools of stones or woods. Scientist go easily around the fact that it is impossible to cut stone with tools of the same hardness and material as the stone itself. You need material that is harder to cut softer materials the way like they did. But the same scientist also state that there wasn't any harder material at the time, because the structures were build in the neolithic time area around 3600 BC. Even today with all the technology at our disposal we find difficulties to build structures on spots like these. Archipelago Maltais, it was build by our ancestors with the help of extraterrestrials.
  • The place is quite big, more so than I thought and the visitor route takes you around as well as inside, up close with this ancient structure. There are several plaques explaining what you're seeing, but I would actually love even more. Also, it's great Malta does these open days where you can visit for free, but it does get really crowded then too.
  • Beautiful temples in the middle of a town - crazy!! A few information boards but might be worth getting the audioguide..I didn't
  • Amazing temples ! Really interesting and majestic .They are quite big ,there is a wooden walkway that takes you around and in the Temples .There is a huge tent covering them too .Before you enter ,there is a building with a souvenir shop that has great selection of souvenirs and a ticket booth .Really worth visiting here ,not far there is the Hypogeum that however you need to book months before you enter .
  • Fascinating temple complex dating from 3600 to 3000 B.C. , it's 6 euros per person and it goes to help keep the place open and further renovations and excavations
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