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...more
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!more
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...more
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...more
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.
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.