Hagar Qim Temples
Hagar Qim Temples
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The temple of Ħaġar Qim stands on a hilltop overlooking the sea and the islet of Fifla, not more than 2km south-west of the village of Qrendi. At the bottom of the hill, only 500m away, one finds the remarkable temples of Mnajdra. Both sites are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Moniaits
    London, United Kingdom1,477 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Probably the best Temple in Malta
    Probably the best of the temples in Malta. One of the stones is huge and weighs over twenty tons! The information provided is very good and together with the audio guide that one can download on one’s phone, provide a good guidance.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 May 2023
  • Joseph P
    London, United Kingdom71 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Better than Stonehenge
    Highly recommend as #1 historical place we visited in Malta. 10€ entry fee. There's a visitor centre including 3D video, and then two different complexes of historical stones. Audio guide was really good at providing additional information and historical context. And was really cool that you could go up and through the stones (unlike e.g. Stonehenge where there's lot of cordens stopping you). Fascinating history, highly recommend. The "café" there didn't seem to serve much, but there was a van selling ftira and hot dogs, which seemed to be only food available to purchase
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 June 2023
  • francofile104
    129 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing place
    Not much is known about the people who made the temples. There are similar structures in different locations on Malta and the people seemed to have disappeared from everywhere at the same time. Do visit the small museum and see the film since there is precious little info to be had. Enjoy walking around the stones.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 July 2023
  • fortybefore40
    United Kingdom359 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Megalithic Masterpieces!
    We were keen to visit the temples but were pleasantly surprised by the visitor center/4D experience and just how much there was here to look at. Your entry covers both Hagar Qim and Mnajdra temples which are a short walk away. It was a scorching hot day so the canopies which cover both sites were very welcome (but they also protect the temples from the elements). To think both were covered by land until being excavated is amazing considering their size. I loved the detailed carving of the put plant and just imagining them dark and candle lit inside when they had their roof. Incredible!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 August 2023
  • Julien C
    Brussels, Belgium8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see in Malta - Historical visit
    A must see in Malta. Classified historical monument by UNESCO. Actually there are 2 sites, you pay the entrance 10€ (adult) for both + access to the 4D film and small museum. Impressive construction for monuments of 3900 BC. You can not come to Malta and not see that!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 August 2023
  • roermobl
    Hampshire, United Kingdom97 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely worth visiting
    Absolutely worth visiting. Awe inspiring and quite atmospheric. The audio guide you can listen to on your mobile phone is good, and there is an interesting visitor centre at the beginning where you can learn more about the temples. We found the walk to the sites fine even though we wouldn't class ourselves as being particularly fit.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 August 2023
  • Kevin S
    Pontypridd, United Kingdom6,253 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I'm not sure about the protective canopies
    Malta's version of England's Stonehenge. Obviously not as striking as Stonehenge but two separate sites, Hagar Qim and in the same ticket by walking 800 metres further to Mnajdra are interesting. While I understand why there might be a need for the protective covers over both sites regrettably it does detract from the impact they would otherwise have. They are not large structures and instead the canopies dominate the view until you are under them and inside the sites. Stonehenge is seen from miles around, grows as you get closer and is quite dominating close up. Not here.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 September 2023
  • HUNTINGPARTY
    Sevenoaks, United Kingdom543 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Step back into the past.
    Spent several hours here at this amazing site. So much of the is still intact and the different styles of the two temples is quite thought provoking. Hagar Qim is very protected whereas you feel you are walking through Mnajdra more. We used the audio guide which was informative and made us look at areas that might have been dismissed. There is also a 17th century fort on the site which you can see the outside of, and some lovely nature walks that are quite well signposted.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 October 2023
  • Glenn M
    Penrith, United Kingdom30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting megalithic temples in a stunning location
    There are 2 temples in the location. We got a bolt / uber to the location, but I noticed a local bus also stops at the entrance. At the entrance there is a 3 d film about the temples is a must do with loads of helpful info. You then walk to the first temple which is under a massive tent to keep the sun off the stones. The second temple is a short walk down hill and is also covered with a tent. You are allowed to walk in the temples and there are info boards dotted around. The temples are on the coast with stunning views out to sea. There are toilets on site and a van selling drinks and ice cream.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 October 2023
  • Ronald R
    Stromness, United Kingdom269 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do not miss this Temple Complex when you visit Malta
    This is an amazing site and so worth the time and money to come and see them. It's 10 euro entry, but if you are looking to visit a lot of Heritage Malta sites it would be worth the money for a 30 day card which gives you free entry and other discounts in HM premises. We actually used the Malta Discount card which lets you in Half price to HM sites, lots of other attractions and gets you money offin a good selection of restaurants. It costs about 37 euros for a two person card, we saved a lot. 10 euros on this site alone. Anyway back to the site. It has a little museum at the start and a short 4D film show, which would be good to see before you go outside. Also use your phone to download the guide to direct yourselves around the sites. Both sites are covered to help preserve the relatively soft local stone from the worst of the elements. (Also welcome shade from the sun) Hagar Qim is a very impressive ancient site with lots of intricate stonework, all the more impressive when you consider what they had to create it with. Especially when you learn how long ago it was, Stonehenge is positively a baby compared to these. When you finish here there is a 600m walk along a track them a walkway to the equally impressive but smaller Mnajdra temples. Just try and imagine these temples in there heyday and the awesome cliff and sea backdrop it must have been breathtaking. At the end of our visit we enjoyed an ice cream from the Step in van while we waited for our bus. A nice end to a memorable attraction.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 November 2023
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Babyshamble83
44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
The temples are beautiful and impressive. You can also hike inside the archeological site. Interesting museum. A great visit that I highly recommend!
Written 1 March 2024
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richard g
newcastle upon tyne47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Incredible site to see experience these standing stones that predate Stonehenge
Beautiful setting
Well managed site with museum/ toilets/ parking. Check days of opening if out of season. Nice walks too around the cliffs.
Written 28 February 2024
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malbik
Bognor Regis, UK110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
I was with my dad.
10eur for adult, 7.50 reduced (senior, students).
The price included: two temples and visiting in the Visitor Center. It is worth to go to 3d cinema
Written 15 February 2024
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LucyNicosia1968
Buenos Aires, Argentina13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
An interesting and amazing place to visit. A 6000-year-old monument that gives us some hints about life in Prehistoric periods. Worth a visit
Written 13 January 2024
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Cloud
Frankfurt, Germany609 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Very nice and well kept archeological site. If you are interested in archeology and/or art/history, you cannot miss this megalithic display. 1 ticket (eur15 per adult) includes access to the very near located Mnajdra complex, too. You can easily reach the temples by bus from Valletta on a direct bus route.
Written 6 January 2024
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AlexAndG
Faversham, UK53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Overall an excellent site however some of the paths are tricky if you have any mobility issues. Hagar Qim itself is not so bad but access to Mnajdra is via a long stone path currently undergoing repairs. The Mnajdra site is also less easily accessed and the walk back up the hill can be hard work.
All that said……it’s well worth the effort

4D show was a bit of a let down - not sure the spray and scent system was working. But don’t let that put you off
Written 20 December 2023
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BlahBloggs
Seattle, WA47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023
Very interesting site, with a free audio guide which I find always makes the difference. Don't forget your bluetooth headphones as the guide is downloaded on your phone. There is a stunning view out to sea, and it was a gorgeous day in December when we visited.
Written 16 December 2023
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Ronald R
Stromness, UK269 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
This is an amazing site and so worth the time and money to come and see them. It's 10 euro entry, but if you are looking to visit a lot of Heritage Malta sites it would be worth the money for a 30 day card which gives you free entry and other discounts in HM premises. We actually used the Malta Discount card which lets you in Half price to HM sites, lots of other attractions and gets you money offin a good selection of restaurants. It costs about 37 euros for a two person card, we saved a lot. 10 euros on this site alone. Anyway back to the site. It has a little museum at the start and a short 4D film show, which would be good to see before you go outside. Also use your phone to download the guide to direct yourselves around the sites.

Both sites are covered to help preserve the relatively soft local stone from the worst of the elements. (Also welcome shade from the sun) Hagar Qim is a very impressive ancient site with lots of intricate stonework, all the more impressive when you consider what they had to create it with. Especially when you learn how long ago it was, Stonehenge is positively a baby compared to these. When you finish here there is a 600m walk along a track them a walkway to the equally impressive but smaller Mnajdra temples. Just try and imagine these temples in there heyday and the awesome cliff and sea backdrop it must have been breathtaking. At the end of our visit we enjoyed an ice cream from the Step in van while we waited for our bus. A nice end to a memorable attraction.
Written 19 November 2023
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Glenn M
Penrith, UK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
There are 2 temples in the location. We got a bolt / uber to the location, but I noticed a local bus also stops at the entrance.
At the entrance there is a 3 d film about the temples is a must do with loads of helpful info.
You then walk to the first temple which is under a massive tent to keep the sun off the stones. The second temple is a short walk down hill and is also covered with a tent.
You are allowed to walk in the temples and there are info boards dotted around.
The temples are on the coast with stunning views out to sea.
There are toilets on site and a van selling drinks and ice cream.
Written 27 October 2023
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Pistachon279
Cancun, Mexico10,998 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I took a tour in the Cruise ship terminal building, Its a small site, where you can walk around in less than 30 minutes, Its interesting to imagen how this place was made. How they put togheter big Stones.
Written 25 October 2023
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