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Ggantija Xaghra Reviews

Suusj Suusj
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Ggantija Oct 19, 2016
Ggantija means; giant tower in the Maltese language. The Ggantija temple's are build around the Neolithic. Which means they are over 5500 years old and are older then the pyramids in Egypt.

The Ggantija temples became part of the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1980.

The temples are located at the end of the Xaghra plateau facing towards the south east. Giving you a great view over that part of the island. Even on the day that we went, a cloudy rainy day, we had a great view! The St. John the Baptist Church located in Xewkija is seen in all it's glory.

The ruins are not in the best of conditions. There is some information though not much. As walkways, guide you trough the ruins you kind of get a feeling about what used to be. It is however possible to go on a guided tour.


€ 9.- This will give you excess to a small exhibition about the temples as well as the temples itself. As well as entrance to the Ta'Kola Windmill, which is also part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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Suusj says:
Less then I expected though still enough to know at least a bit about the place :).
Posted on: Jan 28, 2017
Zagnut66 says:
For something this old, I wonder how much archaeologists have been able to learn about the civilization that built it.
Posted on: Jan 27, 2017
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