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National Museum of Archaeology, Malta
National Museum of Archaeology, Malta

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The spectacular Neolithic and Bronze Age sites at the Hypogeum, Tarxien, Mnajdra and Ħaġar Qim on Malta, plus Ġgantija on Gozo, have a somewhat obscure inception. Experts believe they were built between 5,000 AD and 2,500 BC to honor a goddess of fertility and despite historical importance, the sites themselves are not well interpreted. Before embarking on exploring them, call in at the National Museum of Archaeology, Malta, in Valletta, for an introduction to the prehistory of the Maltese archipelago.

The museum displays an astounding selection of well-documented and labeled artifacts removed from the ancient sites for preservation, including Phoenician sarcophagi, Bronze Age daggers and squat statues from the Hypogeum and Ħaġar Qim that are thought to represent a fertility goddess. Embracing figures, pendants, altar stones and prehistoric tools are all housed in a building of almost equal historic importance; the Baroque Auberge du Provence was once home to French members of the legendary Knights of St John, who defended Malta against Ottoman invasion in 1565. The overly ornate ceiling of the first-floor Grand Salon, currently housing the museum’s Phoenician collection, depicts the luxury in which the Knights lived.

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Merchants St, Valletta, Malta, VLT 1175
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Valletta in a Day!

Valletta in a Day!

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Join us in Valletta, the Capital City of Malta for a full day tour! Meet our professional guide at the main entrance, opposite the New Parliament and walk to the Upper Barracca Gardens, offering a breath-taking panorama of the Grand Harbour. We proceed through Merchants Street to the Archaeology Museum, exhibiting a spectacular range of artifacts dating back to Malta's Neolithic period (5000 BC) up to the Phoenician Period (400 BC). Afterwards, we will walk to and visit St. John’s Cathedral and Museum. Lunch will be served in a typical family-run restaurant. We will then visit a 17th century noble-man house before heading to the Malta Experience, a must see audio-visual experience in Valletta. We then make our way to the starting point and end of tour. NOTE: Minimum number of participants : 1 Maximum number of participants: 12 We also organize customized private tours on request.
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Hop-on Hop-off Tour in the Panoramic North of Malta

Hop-on Hop-off Tour in the Panoramic North of Malta

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The Hop On Hop Off Tour is an excellent way to visit the Island. Commentary is available in 16 Languages. You can stop in 12 different places with a bus passing every 30 minutes. The North Tour is very interesting because you visit the ancient part of Malta with all it's history, then you'll have a change to relax at a beach.
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National Museum of Archaeology, Malta hours of operation: Open daily from 9am to 5pm; Closed on December 24, 25, 31 and January 1. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since National Museum of Archaeology, Malta can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit National Museum of Archaeology, Malta 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to National Museum of Archaeology, Malta costs USD 23.00. Guided National Museum of Archaeology, Malta tours start around USD 23.00 per person.
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