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Ggantija Temple

Ggantija temples of Gozo are the oldest free-standing structures in the World, attracting thousands of visitors annually

Ggantija Temples are a UNESCO world heritage megalithic complexes in Malta’s sister Island Gozo.

The two temples of Ggantija in Xaghra, are notable for their gigantic Neolithic structures, which were erected during the Neolithic Age (c. 3600-2500 BC). At more than 5500 years old, the Ggantija temples are the world's oldest free-standing structures, and the world's oldest religious structures, pre-dating the Pyramids of Egypt and Stonehenge.

The Ggantija temples in Gozo were possibly the site of an Earth Mother Goddess Fertility Cult, with numerous figurines and statues found on site believed to be connected with that cult. Built with rough, coralline limestone blocks, each temple contains five apses connected by a central corridor leading to the innermost trefoil section.

Xaghra Temple Historical site Ggantija Temple, Temples Street, Xaghra, Gozo UNESCO site ? yes Monday to Sunday: 09:00-17:00 Last admission: 16:30 Closed: 24, 25 & 31 December, 1 January, Good Friday Website +356 2155 3194
Adult: €5, Students (12 - 17 years), Senior Citizens (60 years and over): €3.50, Children (6 -11 years): €2.50, Children (under 5): Free
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