Travel back in time to approximately 3150 BC and explore the prehistoric temples of Malta. Tour the megalithic temples of Tarxien, Hagar Qim, and Mnajdra with an expert guide and discover intricately carved stonework.
What to Expect
Take this 5-hour archaeological tour and travel back to prehistoric times at the temples of Tarxien, Hagar Qim, and Mnajdra in Malta. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Megalithic Temples of Malta date back 5,500 years and are the oldest free-standing stone structures in the world.
During the tour you will visit the Tarxien Temples, dating back to approximately 3150 BC. The main entrance is actually a reconstruction built in 1956, when the site was restored. At the same time, many decorated slabs were relocated for protection to the Museum of Archaeology in Valletta. But the temple site still offers examples of intricately carved stonework that point to its possible use for animal sacrifices.
Continue to the fragile temples of Hagar Qim, located on a ridge capped in soft globigerina limestone on the southern edge of Malta. You will also explore the neighboring Mnajdra temples, which are considered possibly the best example of Maltese megalithic architecture still standing.
The surrounding area is typical of Mediterranean garrigue (low level scrub) in its starkness, and has been designated as a Heritage Park. A few hundred meters from the temple you will discover the Hamrija Tower, one of the 13 watchtowers built by Grand Master Martin de Redin, one of the legendary Knights of Malta.
- Entrance fees to Tarxien Temples, Hagar Qim Temples, and Mnajdra Temples