Hagar Qim Travel Guide

  • Hagar Qim Tent, Malta 2010
    Hagar Qim Tent, Malta 2010
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    Temple Entrance, Hagar Qim, Malta 2010
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Hagar Qim Things to Do

  • Standing Stones

    Two Temple complexes can be seen not far from Qrendi in Malta. The first one is Hagar Qim, which means Standing Stones. The second one is a short distance away at Mnajdra. An interesting visit can be made to both of them - allow about an hour, that should be enough time. Admission cost was 3 maltese lira for the two sites.For opening times check...

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  • The Mnjadra temples

    The Mnjadra temples are a bit further down closer to the sea, you will need to walk 5 or 10 minutes to see them.

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  • Hagar Qim prehistoric temple

    This is one of the temples in this location, the prehistoric temple that you will see first when entering the place.

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  • Hagar Qim

    The temple of Hagar Qim was excavated for the first time in 1839 and dates from the Tarxien phase (c.3200-2500 BC). Dwellers were here for some 3,000 years apparently but then strangely disapppeared between 2,500 and 1800 BC. Its amazing to think that these structures were here before the pyramids!

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  • Off to the next one....

    Well this would turn into a temple day tour (later we would visit the Tarxien site) but for now lets head off to the Mnajdra temple complex just a short walk away ...and just a click away here!

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  • Temple Visit

    The temple is situated on a hilltop ovelooking the sea - just off the coast you can see the little islet of Fifla. Apart from a few original blocks being replaced (such as the lintel over the main doorway I'm standing in) no other restoration has been done and it was interesting to see the site in an otherwise natural state. It was quite windy the...

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  • Largest Stone

    At the right-hand corner of the façade of Hagar Qim is one of the largest stones of any of the templs on Malta. Standing at 6.4m long, it is estimated to weigh about 20 tonnes.

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  • Stone Decoration

    The temple's stone is soft globigenia limestone which is easy to decorate - as seen in this pic. A displaced sill stone shows spirals similar to those seen at the Tarxien Temple. It is said to be the most attractive of all free-standing altars discovered at temple sites. too!

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  • Very old temples

    For those (like me) who do like to go and have a closer look at some old stone-buildings Malta is almost the Paradise.It has several temples on the island (and more on Gozo, the island next to Malta).As many temples around the world it is not really known how old they are (Stone Age, probably) or how they managed to move these large stones or how...

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Hagar Qim Transportation

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    by Gili_S Written Aug 13, 2006

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    Best way to get here is with your own or rental car. There is enough parking place here. Alternative is to take the bus to this location, there should be frequent buses here from Valletta.

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    by Gili_S Written Aug 13, 2006

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    Favorite thing: There are few Neolithic Temples in this location, the Hagar Qim prehistoric temple and Mnjadra temples. It is one of the unique places in Malta, which you must visit.

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