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A scenic unusual spot

A very large & deep doline (sinkhole) collapsed in 1393, adjacent is a quaint chapel which was... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
Philip G
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Attard, Malta
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Accidentally stumbled across this place by talking to a local whilst walking from Dingli to Qrendi... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2017
Clayton G
,
Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

A very large & deep doline (sinkhole) collapsed in 1393, adjacent is a quaint chapel which was enlarged. The sinkhole is full of shrubbery and wildlife. Access a bit difficult & uneven from the road. The viewing places are safe, and the parvis has outdoor...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Accidentally stumbled across this place by talking to a local whilst walking from Dingli to Qrendi. Definitely a must visit if in the local area visiting the temples for example. Would probably avoid at night as little artificial light.

Thank Clayton G
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Legend says that there was a town and during a natural disaster it exploded was put where now lies filfla, the small island you can see from Qrendi. I was there while I was filming a documentary, it was a good way to finish the...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Visited this site while on holiday with my wife in Malta. Little awkward to find from the bus terminus in Qrendi but Google Maps is a marvellous thing. There is a story board at the side of the church offering an explanation of the cause...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2017

Il-maqluba is an interesting spot not far away from Malta's neolithic temples. It is worth visiting if on your way,

Thank Orland0_11
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

It is important to know the history behind it and the story before visiting. Worth going! While there give a look at the chapel that is beside it.

Thank damdes85
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

This is a natural sinkhole located in the village of Qrendi. In 1343 a violent storm hit the island and this sinkhole was formed. There are various myths and legends surrounding its formation Because of its formation it hosts a unique eco-system. This together with...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

If you are intrigued by nature, tall tales and a little bit of mystery-you have to find this. It's tucked behind the church, and isn't signposted, so keep your eyes open. Once there, they're was an overwhelming sense of spookiness-like something very strange happened here....More

Thank DellaFlint
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Reviewed 21 January 2015

Maqluba is loocated in Qrendi, on the way to Hagar Qim. There are many legends and stories surrounding this area, but the real one is that it was made by a tornade.

Thank menq
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Il-Maqluba is Malta's mysterious crater/hole and location of Malta's most puzzling but enduring legends. Il-Maqluba has a number of Maltese folklore stories about it, ranging from legends of Gods, the Devil to natural but crazy sounding theories.

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