Ggantija Megalithic Temples, Ggantija

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World heritage site · Ruin · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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Behold one of the world's oldest free-standing structures, and one of Malta’s best-preserved prehistoric sites, at Ggantija Megalithic Temples. A World Heritage Site, the temple features two separate religious sites built between 3,600 and 3,200 BCE, preceding even Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. The name is derived from the Maltese word for giant "ġgant," alluding to the area's association with the race of giants. Notice the huge limestone blocks that are a testament to the technological feats accomplished during this early period of human development: some are over 5 m (16 ft) long and weigh more than 50 tons. Enter through the interpretation center to learn more about life during Neolithic times and to see some of the Gozo's most significant archaeological finds. A visit to Ggantija Megalithic Temples represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Ggantija journey planner to plot your vacation.
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  • This site is awe inspiring. This is one of the best temple sites in the islands. Dramatic its presentation overlooking the valley and the hills surrounding it, this site has stood longer than the....  more
    This site is awe inspiring. This is one of the best temple sites in the islands. Dramatic its presentation overlooking the valley and the hills surrounding it, this site has stood longer than the....  more »
  • This is a well preserved site with the Visitor Centre giving an informative insight prior to walking around the site. 
    This is a well preserved site with the Visitor Centre giving an informative insight prior to walking around the site.  more »
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  • Fantastic place to visit but dress well (long sleeves, white or light color clothing, head protection) because it is very hot outside. You can find water inside the gift shop. Eat before getting there if you think you will get hungry. Reasonable prices for souvenirs.
  • I wasn’t expecting the site to be large. Very interesting and educational experience. The displays are very informative with sufficient information for visitors, both in Maltese and in English. The museum part was laid out well and it’s impressive to see the monuments being able to withstand the test of time.

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