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Tarxien Temples

The Tarxien temple is an impressive prehistoric temple that shows the devotion of the people to their gods

The Tarxien temple is located a few hundred metres away from the Hypogeum. The complex gives its name to the final phase of the Temple Period. Made up of 4 distinct units, Tarxien housed the richest deposit of prehistoric art objects.

Tarxien’s first unit was constructed in the Ggantija phase (c. 3600-3000 BC) with a characteristic five-apsed plan. It is physically separate to the 3 other units, which are united by an outer wall.

The final unit was constructed in between the 2nd and 3rd units, which then created an elaborate temple plan consisting of three pairs of apses symmetrically disposed along the long axis leading the visitor from the entrance to the South Temples inner niche with its elaborately carved spirals the innermost part of Tarxien.

Structures in Tarxien demonstrate not only great precision in construction, but also the principles of the vertical arch and the domed ceiling.

Tarxien Temple Historical site Tarxien Temples, Neolithic Temples Street, Tarxien, Malta UNESCO site ? yes Monday - Sunday: 9.00-17.00 Last admission: 16.30 Closed: 24, 25 & 31 December, 1 January, Good Friday Website +356 21695578
Adults (18 - 59 years): €6 Students (12 - 17 years), Senior Citizens (60 years and over): €4.50 Children (6 -11 years): €3 Infants (1 -5 years): Free
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