Mnajdra and Hagar Qim prehistoric temples
Hagar Qim Street, Qrendi, QRD 2502
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- Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Seasoned travellers, Education, Great views / scenery, History
Best for History - Expert review of Mnajdra and Hagar Qim prehistoric temples
Malta is home to the world’s oldest sophisticated stone buildings - the ‘temples’ which were built between 3600BC and 2500BC (before the Great Pyramids!). Mnajdra and Hagar Qim are my favourites of the temples - all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Here are well-preserved remains in a beautiful coastal setting. Massive chunks of limestone (up to 20 tonnes in weight) form the walls, monumental entrances, semi-circular rooms (or ‘apses’) and paved terraces where the Stone Age people of Malta once gathered. This is the first of the temple sites to get a proper visitors’ centre with information, café and toilets.
Admission is 9 euros for adults, 6.50 euros for children aged 12-17 and over-60s, and 4 euros for children between 5-11. Under-fives are free.
More information on Mnajdra and Hagar Qim prehistoric temples:
- Price guide:
- Archaeological site, Historic site, Viewpoint
- Hagar Qim Street, Qrendi, QRD 2502
- 21 424 231
- Months open:
- All year round
- Opening times:
- Daily 9am-5pm (last admission is 4.30pm).
- Free tags / Keywords:
- temples, prehistory