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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
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"audio guide"
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"blue grotto"
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"temple ruins"
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"overlooking the sea"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Word of warning. If you do not take the audio guide, you will be screwed and end up looking at random stones under two different tents without understanding anything. But with the story behind, the places come alive and you appreciate the powerful history that...More

Thank Mattias S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good introductory (short) video and a nice (small) museum get you introduced to the temples before you go out to see them. Wear your sunscreen if it's summer & be prepared for uneven ground & hills, but definitely worth the trip if you want to...More

Thank Jody M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s an ancient ruin and the museum is well done. What’s special is the site, perhaps the only serene spot on Malta not densely populated. I enjoyed the scenery so it was a worthwhile stop.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here with my wife and daughter but only I went around. Not a place everyone will appreciate but I certainly did. Got a bottle of water before I went exploring and glad I did. There are certain parts of the temple you can...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the greatest of the megalithic temples I visited on Malta and Gozo. Much of it is intact and there is a good introductory movie you watch prior to venturing out to see the temple. The areas with holes carved that mark the solstice...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely place to visit. I went with a guide but they have oral guides available. It is interesting if you like really ancient history and also has the most stunning views over the coast. It has been put under cover to protect...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a mix up with our tickets, which required us walking all the way back to the ticket desk in the hot midday sun, we finally got to enjoy the temple. The video at the start is fun but not very informative. You can walk...More

Thank Nat-Marie-26
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such an interesting site. Definitely start by watching the short well-made film in the museum to get a general understanding before going down to the temples. The temples themselves are incredible and being able to walk through the temple given the historical background...More

Thank Poppy0123
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Malta is about dipping into the past and cherishing the present. Definitely immerse yourself in a place built 5000 years ago. Read the description. Understand that we really do not know everything about how the place got built

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hagar Qim is well worth visiting. The visit starts in a small but fairly interesting museum which includes a '4D' film - which, while moderately entertaining, does not really contain any useful content other than a 3D reconstruction of what the temple would have looked...More

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OJ1982
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Response from JohnGP | Reviewed this property |
I can confirm that the tower is not open to visitors, or at least it was not on my visit in 2016 and was not looking as if any change was anticipated..
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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
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Jack S
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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
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