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Tarxien Temples (It-Tempji ta' Hal Tarxien) are the largest of the major overground megalithic temple sites open to visitors on Malta, which combined, form a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Just south of Valletta, the four interconnecting temples were built between 3,600 BC and 2,500 BC in honor of a mother-goddess of fertility. Today they are oxymoronically surrounded by modern housing but remain of importance thanks to their iconic spiral decorations and the central temple which comprises six apses.

The ancient temples are covered with carvings of domestic animals and evidence of animal sacrifice has been found here, including blades and bones. Some of the altars are still intact but many of the artifacts remaining such as the pottery bowls and urns are replica, as is the curious 'Fat Lady' statue, appearing to consist of a skirt and two dumpy legs. The originals are now ensconced in the National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta for preservation. The spherical stones found in abundance at the site appear to suggest that the cornerstones of the temples were moved here on primitive rollers.

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Archaeological Sites & Fishing Villages

Archaeological Sites & Fishing Villages

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Visit monuments that predate the Pyramids and StonehengeÔÇöthe Tarxien Temples, Mnajdra Temples and Hagar QimÔÇöon this self-guided tour, with private door-to-door transfers and onboard Wi-Fi to maximize your time. Explore the sites using the audio and visual systems, then stop at Marsaxlokk and Wied iz-Zurrieq fishing villages, where you can choose to have a lunch with a view or take a boat ride to Blue Grotto (both at own expense).
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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City Sightseeing Malta Island Bus Tour (Plus Optional Cruise)

City Sightseeing Malta Island Bus Tour (Plus Optional Cruise)

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Get acquainted with Malta and its sights on a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour. With your ticket, you can sit back and relax as youÔÇÖre whisked around north and south Malta by open-top, double-decker bus. See attractions such as the Blue Grotto and Three Cities using the south route, and take in Rabat, Mosta, and Castille on the north route. Plus, listen to the onboard audio commentary to learn more about Malta and its history. Entrance fees not included. Choose between a 1- or 2-day pass.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Malta: Private Half-Day Archeological Sites Tour

Malta: Private Half-Day Archeological Sites Tour

Discover the fascinating history of Malta's ancient Megalithic temples and best archaeological sites. Accompanied privately by an experienced local guide and a private driver, you will tour Hagar Qim and Mnejidra, Tarxien, Ghar Dalam, over the space of 4 hours.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Malta Full Week Tour - Including 4*/3* Hotel Accommodation

Malta Full Week Tour - Including 4*/3* Hotel Accommodation

See the Malta the way it was meant to be seen with a personal driver and licensed tour guide for a whole week with a planned itinerary without sacrificing any destinations due to time constraints. Included in the Tour is a Private Air-conditioned Minivan which will provide the transportation services for 7 People, accommodation in a 4* Hotel Plus breakfast and a 7 day Tour to all the iconic destination in Malta with a licensed tour guide (All the admission fees are included). Travelers can opt for the option to be picked up at their preferred destination at no extra charge. Travelers are required to take breakfast from the hotel before 9 am, so that the actual tour will start at 9 am on time. All the pickups will be directly from the hotel, travelers are free to roam the country in the evenings. Lunchtime recommendations will be suggested by the tour leader so that you truly experience the local produce of Malta.
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  • 7 days
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Temples Tour (Pick-up, Transfer, Tickets & Drop-off Included)

Temples Tour (Pick-up, Transfer, Tickets & Drop-off Included)

Travel back in time to approximately 3150 BC and explore the prehistoric temples of Malta. Tour the megalithic temples of Hagar Qim, Mnajdra & Tarxien Temples with an expert guide and discover intricately carved stonework. Visit the ancient Ghar Dalam Cave & Museum.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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What are Tarxien Temples (It-Tempji ta' Hal Tarxien) hours of operation?
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Tarxien Temples (It-Tempji ta' Hal Tarxien) hours of operation: Open daily from 9am to 5pm. 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 Tarxien Temples (It-Tempji ta' Hal Tarxien) 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 Tarxien Temples (It-Tempji ta' Hal Tarxien) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Tarxien Temples (It-Tempji ta' Hal Tarxien) costs USD 23.06. Guided Tarxien Temples (It-Tempji ta' Hal Tarxien) tours start around USD 23.06 per person.
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