Tarxien Temples

sights / Religious

Tarxien Temples information

Location
Hal Saflieni Hypogeum & Tarxien Temples , Malta
Address
Triq it-Templi Neolitiċi
Telephone
+356 2169 5578
Prices
adult/child €6/3
Opening hours
9am-5pm
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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.