15 Best Thins To Do In Gozo; Ketki Hanamshet; TripHobo

Wish to enjoy a vacation on an island? Here are 15 best things to do in Gozo – a lovely Malta island.

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Ġgantija Temples open free of charge on Sunday; Times of Malta

Source: Ġgantija Temples open free of charge on Sunday

Ggantija Open Day on Sunday to mark 5th anniversary of Park inauguration; Gozo News

Next Sunday the Ggantija Temples in Xaghra, Gozo, will be open on free admission, to mark the fifth anniversary since the inauguration of the Heritage Park project. Heritage Malta is organising the event in collaboration with the Planning and Priorities Coordination Division within the Ministry…

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15 Best Things To Do In Malta; Ketki Hanamshet; TripHobo

Visiting the Maltese Islands any time soon? Discover the best things to do in Malta, ranging from best scuba-diving spots to visiting the Megalithic Temples.

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Ħaġar Qim Temples awarded Travellers Choice Award; Times of Malta

Source: Ħaġar Qim Temples awarded Travellers Choice Award

Reduced price at Tarxien Temples on Jum Ħal Tarxien; Times of Malta

Source: Reduced price at Tarxien Temples on Jum Ħal Tarxien

Holidays 2018: Seven reasons why you HAVE to travel to Malta this year; Francesca Specter; Daily Express

Malta – Megalithic Temples of Malta

MALTA is home to Valletta, the European Capital of Culture for 2018 – and here’s why you need to visit the country.

1 Valetta is the European Capital of Culture 2018

Its capital, Valletta, is European Capital of Culture for 2018, a title it will share with Leeuwarden in the Netherlands.

The title has previously been held by Pilsen in Czech Republic (2015), Wroclaw in Poland (2016) and Aarhus in Denmark (2017).

The city will hold an opening ceremony on the 20 January 2018 where it will officially receive the title.

2 The weather

Malta’s average year-round temperature is 20 degrees Celsius, rising up to 27 degrees Celsius in July and August.

Due to its proximity to the North African cost, it is hot and dry throughout the year.

3 The Mnajdra Temples

This temple complex on the southern coast of Malta has been described by the World Heritage Sites committee as a “unique architectural masterpiece”.

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Ten Tips for Visiting the Megalithic Temples of Malta & Gozo; Ethan Doyle White; Archaeology Travel

Malta – Megalithic Temples of Malta

Top tips to help you plan a trip to Malta and Gozo to visit the megalithic temples: which are the best temples to visit? What about the museums? Combination tickets, the most practical place to stay, booking in advance for the Ħal-Saflieni Hypogeum, guided tours & transport, food and souvenirs.

Partway between mainland Europe and Africa in the Mediterranean Sea lies the small island of Malta and its even smaller neighbour, Gozo. These islands are best known for their megalithic temples built by Neolithic inhabitants some five to six thousand years ago. The temples are a testament to a tradition of prehistoric architecture that is totally unique to this part of the world. Recognising their international importance, UNESCO classified six of them as parts of the ‘Megalithic Temples of Malta’ World Heritage Site. Not surprising then the temples are a popular tourist attraction.

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Where to Spend Winter Solstice; Elite Traveler

Malta – Megalithic Temples of Malta

As the sun rises and sets on December 21st, pay a visit to our pick of where to spend winter solstice in the northern hemisphere.

Celebrated across the globe, winter solstice marks the beginning of longer daylight hours, bringing with it the optimism that spring is on the horizon. As the sun rises and sets on December 21st, pay a visit to the northern hemisphere’s most significant winter solstice settings.

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Like many ancient sacred sites, the Unesco World Heritage temples of Angkor Wat are thought to have been built with celestial events in mind, with solar alignment between the temple and a nearby mountaintop shrine, making winter solstice here especially significant.

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Tarxien Temples: This Megalithic Complex is the Height of Temple Building in Prehistoric Malta; SteveW; Galactic Connection

Malta – Megalithic Temples of Malta

A group of enormous megalithic structures stand tall in Tarxien, on the southeastern part of the main island of Malta. Called the Tarxien Temples, the huge structures remain as a testament to the architectural, artistic, and technological abilities of the ancient islanders who constructed them.

The Tarxien Temples have been dated to the Temple Period (which lies between the Neolithic period and the Bronze Age). This temple complex is one of six sites that form the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Megalithic Temples of Malta (the other five being Ġgantija, Ħaġar Qim, Mnajdra, Skorba and Ta’ Ħaġrat).

THE LARGEST KNOWN PREHISTORIC SITE IN MALTA

The Tarxien Temples consists of four structures built out of enormous stone blocks. It is the largest known prehistoric site in Malta.

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