Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
The Hypogeum (from the Greek, meaning 'underground') is a subterranean necropolis, discovered during building work in 1902. To visit is...
Church of Our Lady of Victory
Was completely rebuilt after the previous church was destroyed in WWII.
The galleys of the Knights of St John were moored here while their masts were removed, using machinery mounted on the wall above the...
Settle into comfortable sofas in what used to be the cellar of the Prince of Wales’ Own band club, with high stone-work arches. This is...
Triq it-Templi Neolitiċi · interesting places nearby
Tarxien Temples information
The Tarxien Temples (Tarxien is pronounced tar-sheen ) are hidden up a back street several blocks east of the Hypogeum. These megalithic structures were excavated in 1914 and are thought to date from between 3600 and 2500 BC. There are four linked structures, built with massive stone blocks up to 3m by 1m by 1m in size, decorated with spiral patterns, pitting, and animal reliefs.
The large statue of a broad-hipped female figure was found in the right-hand niche of the first temple, and a copy remains in situ. In 2015 works took place to add a new visitor centre and erect a new cover to protect the temples.