Malta is home to over 20 prehistoric temples, six of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We recommend you consider visiting at least the following three:
– The temples of Ġgantija, located in Gozo. These temples are more than 5500 years old and the world’s second oldest existing man-made religious structures after Göbekli Tepe in present-day Turkey.
– Haġar Qim and Mnajdra, located in Qrendi, described by the World Heritage Sites committee as “unique architectural masterpieces”.
– The Hypogeum of Ħal-Saflieni, located in Tarxien, a Neolithic subterranean necropolis with the remains of more than 7,000 people documented by archeologists.
The Hypogeum consists of three levels hewn into soft globigerina limestone, with its halls and chambers interconnected through a labyrinthine series of steps, lintels and doorways.
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Note: The Hypogeum only allows 80 visitors a day, tickets need to be booked in advance for an allocated time slot to visit this prehistoric underground burial chamber. You can purchase tickets to the Hypogeum here.