Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
The Hal Saflieni Hypogeum is an incredible underground necropolis, discovered during building work in 1902. It consists of halls,...
Malta at War Museum
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Il-Forn, an alluring wine bar in Il Collachio (almost opposite the Norman House), also functions as an art gallery, with plenty of...
This lovely restaurant is tucked away down a Birgu backstreet in a 17th-century townhouse, and features authentic Maltese and Gozitan...
Triq it-Templi Neolitiċi · interesting places nearby
Tarxien Temples information
The Tarxien Temples , pronounced tar-sheen, are hidden up a back street several blocks east of the Hypogeum – keep your eyes peeled, as the entrance is inconspicuous. 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 and pitting, and reliefs of animals including bulls, goats and pigs. The large statue of a broad-hipped female figure was found in the right-hand niche of the first temple.