Ggantija Temples

Address: Ggantija Temple Complex, Xaghra, Malta
Telephone: 21 553 194

- Mid-range


Two of the oldest sophisticated stone buildings in the world are found here on Gozo.

Two of the oldest of Malta’s remarkable Neolithic temples - built between 3600BC and 2500BC - are found on a plateau overlooking a fertile valley on Gozo. Ggantija (pronounced as in Jiganteeya) gained its name because locals could not believe that anyone other than a giant could have built these temples, constructed as they are from massive lumps of limestone up to 50 tons in weight. I can see their point!

Value for money

Price advice

Adults cost 8 euros, over-60s and children aged 12-17 are 6 euros, and children aged 6-11 are 4 euros. Children under-6 are free.

Expert tips

Buy some of Charlie’s delicious organic honey and jams from the wall near the ticket office.

In front of the temples is a bollard supporting an audio information unit which gives a worthwhile introduction to the temples in a choice of six languages.

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • First-time travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Education
  • Sightseeing
  • History