Ħaġar Qim

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Vikram Vikram
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If only you could encapsulate all of Malta's neolithic history in one site.... Apr 29, 2016
This is definitely a must-visit attraction only to understand how rich of a history Malta had even before the Arabs and French invaded. I'd already seen it first hand in Gozo but to see it again, and to be reminded again that I was standing in some of the oldest most solid pieces of history was something else.

Ħaġar Qim has been made into a bonafie tourist attraction. It's housed in a complex - so right after you pay your fees (and the mandatory washroom visit, thank you!), you're ushered off into a museum whilst waiting on a 3D presentation for about 7 minutes around the history of the island, and these temples (to be more specific). And which was BORING.

From here on, you're on your own - and you head outside.

Like I saw in the Tarxien temples, the ruins are housed in tents to save what's left of them from the unpredictable island weather.

There's a northern and southern temple, about 1km apart. There's a long paved road that goes through desert type vegetation. I saw the largest monolithic slab, but it was more interesting learning about the intelligent positioning of the apses for sunrise alignment on both solstice and equinox days. Also, MORE of the fat ladies' feet!

A very interesting place to visit... and the best part is that it has good connections to both Valletta as well as Mdina-Rabat so it shouldn't be too far away from the touristy trek.
The largest Neolithic slab in the …
Some of the taller pieces as well,…
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All protected within the tent
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