Archaeological Sites


St. Peter Street, Mġarr, MĠR 1541, Malta

Ta` Ħaġrat Temples

Dating from 3600-3200 BC, the two Ta’ Hagrat temples are amongst the earliest temple buildings in Malta and are extremely well preserved.

The larger dates to 3600-3200 BC and the smaller to 3300-3000 BC. The plentiful pottery found at this site suggests that these two temples were built on top of an earlier village. Finds from this site include a unique discovery – a small limestone model of a building.

The larger temple is set in the middle of a large semicircular forecourt and the impressive façade with a monumental doorway was reconstructed in 1937. Two steps lead up to the main entrance and a corridor flanked by huge uprights of coralline limestone. The corridor beyond the entrance is paved with large stone blocks placed with great accuracy.

Contact Information

  • Contact: Heritage Malta
  • Phone: +356 21586264
  • Phone: +356 22954000
  • Fax: +356 21222900

Facilities & Services

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General Information

  • How to get there: Simply take a bus to Mġarr town centre.
  • Opening Days:
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  • Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 09.00 - 17.00hrs. Last admission at 16.30hrs. Closed on 24, 25 & 31 December, 1 January & Good Friday. Due to the small size and fragility of these sites, only 15 visitors may be admitted at a time.
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