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Tarxien Temples

Tarxien Temples, dating from 3600 to 2500 BC, is the most complex of all temple sites in Malta and consists of four megalithic structures. The temples are renowned for the detail of their carvings, which include domestic animals carved in relief, altars, and screens decorated with spiral designs and other patterns. Of particular note is a chamber set into the thickness of the wall between the South and Central temples, which is famous for its relief of two bulls and a sow.

The site consists of two large areas that are littered with more than 30 hypogea, of which the main complex comprises a complex system of interconnected passages and tombs of an area of well over 2000 sqr metres.

Tarxien - Malta
Entrance Fee: Yes
WheelChair Access
Area Zone: South
Public transport

Bus 81 82 84 85 88 from Valletta Terminus.

Bus 14 from St. Julians / Sliema Terminus to Valletta.

Bus 48 from Bugibba Bus Terminus to Valletta.

Opening Hours:


Monday to Sunday 09:00 – 17:00 (Last admission at 16:30).

Closed on the 24, 25 & 31 December, 1 January & Good Friday. 

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