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Hagar Qim Temples

Triq Hagar Qim, Qrendi, Island of Malta QRD 2501, Malta
+356 2142 4231
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OPENING HOURS: During Summer (1st April till 30th September) open Monday to Sunday from 08.00 till 18.00hrs (last admission at 17.30hrs). During winter (1st October till 31st March) open Monday to Sunday from 09.00 till 17.00hrs (last admission at 16.30hrs). The prehistoric site of Hagar Qim consists of a group of monumental megalithic buildings. These were built during the late Neolithic, around 5,000 years ago. The largest megalith used in any of the Maltese 'temples', measuring up to 6.4 metres, is located within this temple.Today these buildings are usually called "temples" however we know very little about what went on inside them. The nearest site to Hagar Qim is that of Mnajdra, which is about 500 metres downhill to the west. A fully accessible Visitor's Centre offers numerous attractions in itself, including an audio-visual hall and interactive displays that assist visitors in understanding the historical and archaeological background of the surrounding megalithic templesShelters, financed by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), have been built over the Hagar Qim Temples and the nearby Mnajdra Temples, to protect them from the elements and help preserve them for future generations.Malta's temples and the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum are designated UNESCO World Heritage sites.
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Triq Hagar Qim, Qrendi, Island of Malta QRD 2501, Malta
+356 2142 4231
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Yes, there is a long history here but today not so much to see. If you have seen other old stone stuff elsewhere, this is not a must visit. A few carved stones up and down. By driving the main road you see the main...More

Thank jusaja
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well presented and interesting, enjoyed the film first then explored at our own pace. Amazing how it has survived so long! Particularly appreciated the buggy ride back up the hill for a Euro each in this heat!

Thank LisaJSullivan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great piece of ancient history with plenty of information about the site accompanied by spectacular views from on top of the cliffs.

Thank Benjamin M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the summer, buses 74 and 201 will take you here (bus stop: Hagar)- in the winter I believe it is just 201. We went from our local area to Valletta, then got on 74 in Valletta. It starts with a 4D movie that has...More

Thank Kelsey Q
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I really enjoyed the sunset tour in the Archaeological park! It's not something they do every day, I got the information looking at the Heritage Malta site. I particularly appreciated the pleasant temperature and light given by sunset time, the beauty of...More

Thank Cyberchiara2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best well preserved establishments from millennia before Christ, not only in Malta, but from all over the world. Without a tour guide or an audio guide you don't understand very much, so I highly recommend taking one. The mysteries behind it complement...More

Thank mihaescuvlad
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a visit which should not be missed if in Malta. This is one on the most antique in the world and need to be seen to be appreciated.There is also a restaurant next to it were one can dine and appreciate the surroundings...More

Thank Noel G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These temples are really ancient. Although it's good for one-time visit but I din't like the place that much. This is good for history students.

1  Thank 10SDM10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in doubt whether to visit this site or not, as I'm bit tired of ancient temples, ruins,....but reading about it I decided to go and didn't regret. The fact that these are the oldest still remaining buildings in the world, dating back to...More

1  Thank B1714D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fantastic archeological site. Dating from 3200BC. Certainly makes one wonder about ancient aliens. Reminded me a bit of Temples in the Midlands of Ireland, Knowth and Newgrange. I think they are similar age. Absolutely incredible and to think they were built without...More

Thank Don C
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Jack S
13 May 2017|
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Response from spepmed | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can get the regular bus. Just go to the main bus station. Behind the kiosk where they sell tickets is a helpful map which shows you which bus to get and even which stop to get off at. The buses announce stops in... More
Jack S
13 May 2017|
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Response from 307Jocelyn | Reviewed this property |
we used the buses that go out from the main bus station just outside the main entrance to Valetta, you can travel almost anywhere, its cheap and you can buy a day ticket or one that will do up to 15 journeys I think . the... More
24 October 2016|
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Response from sherwoodfamily | Reviewed this property |
We took the audioguide, stopped for coffee at the the very nice cafe and it took about 21/2 hours to do both sites