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MNAJDRA TEMPLES

Triq Ħaġar Qim, Qrendi, QRD 2502, Malta

Mnajdra Temples

Mnajdra sits tucked in a hollow in the cliffs on Malta’s southern coast. The site is probably the most atmospheric of all of Malta’s temples, as it lies in an isolated position on a rugged stretch of coast overlooking the isle of Filfla.

Mnajdra is a complex site consisting of three temples overlooking an oval forecourt. The first and oldest temple dates back to 3600-3200 BC, while the most impressive of the temples is the third, constructed between 3150-2500 BC. This temple is perhaps the finest surviving on the Islands. The masonry here shows intricate knowledge of building techniques and excellent workmanship. The middle temple was the last to be built and was inserted between the other two, set at a higher level. The Lower Temple has a particular astronomical alignment and at the Equinox, (the 20th March and the 22nd September), the rays of the sun pass strategically through specific areas of the temple.

 

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Contact Information

  • Contact: Heritage Malta
  • Phone: +356 21424231
  • Phone: +356 22954000
  • Fax: +356 21222900

Facilities & Services

  • Countryside Location

General Information

  • How to get there: Take a direct bus to Ħaġar Qim Park from Valletta.
  • Opening Days:
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  • Opening Hours: Winter Hours - 1st October till 31st March - Monday to Sunday: 0900hrs till 1700hrs. Last admission at 1630hrs. Summer Hours - 1st April till 30th September - Monday to Sunday: 0800hrs till 1915hrs. Last admission at 1845hrs. Closed on 24, 25 & 31 December, 1 January & Good Friday
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