Dating back over 5,000 years, this prehistoric temple complex is a marvel of megalithic engineering and a window into the rich history of Malta’s Neolithic past.
Located on the southern coast of Malta, Hagar Qim is one of the oldest and best-preserved megalithic temples in the world, earning its well-deserved spot as a UNESCO World Heritage site. As you approach the site, you’ll be struck by the grandeur of the massive stone structures, which were expertly crafted and assembled by our ancient ancestors without the aid of modern tools or machinery.
One of the most mesmerizing aspects of Hagar Qim is the alignment of its central doorway with the summer solstice sunrise, allowing sunlight to penetrate deep into the temple during this auspicious time of the year. This architectural feat highlights the sophisticated understanding of the Neolithic people in harnessing the power of natural elements for their religious practices.
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How do I get to Hagar Qim?
From the Embassy Valletta Hotel Hagar Qim is reachable by bus or taxi. To get a taxi, simply ask our front office team to book you one. To get a bus, head out to Valletta’s city gate. From there take a left and head over to terminal A5 and take the bus no. 74. After about 30 minutes exit on ‘Hagar’ bus stop and walk for 350m until you reach the site.
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