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Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, Paola

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#13 of 123 in Historic Sites in Island of Malta
World heritage site · Monument · Ruin
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Venture into one of the very few accessible underground prehistoric structures in the world at Hal Saflieni Hypogeum. The elaborate system of subterranean chambers dates back to around 3,000 BCE and is on the World Heritage List. The site was presumably once an underground sanctuary that later turned into a necropolis. See the distinctive architecture and red ochre paintings on the walls. The site includes a visitor center that offers multimedia presentations and information about the structure and the lost civilization that built it. Due to its layout, the necropolis is not wheelchair accessible and people who suffer from claustrophobia might feel uncomfortable inside the chambers. Make a reservation online in advance, as the site is popular and space is limited. Make Hal Saflieni Hypogeum a part of your Paola vacation plans using our Paola trip itinerary planning website.
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  • Interesting place, but quite restrictively presented. To begin with everyone has a wireless guide handset. You have to hold it up to your ears (not headphones) which becomes annoying in the dark... 
    Interesting place, but quite restrictively presented. To begin with everyone has a wireless guide handset. You have to hold it up to your ears (not headphones) which becomes annoying in the dark...  more »
  • This really is a historical treasure that is a must see if you are remotely interested in the prehistoric period. There is room for improvement in the presentation (eg lighting) but the overall... 
    This really is a historical treasure that is a must see if you are remotely interested in the prehistoric period. There is room for improvement in the presentation (eg lighting) but the overall...  more »
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  • One of the most amazing places I've ever visited. I can't share photographs as photography isn't allowed, to protect the site. But believe me, the things you see will be etched into your memory as indelibly as the ancient paint on the ceilings. I'm claustrophobic, but was too interested and awestruck to even notice I was deep underground.
  • Wow... What an incredible place. Seeing the Hypogeum is a once in a lifetime experience! The neolithic temples of Malta shrink in comparison to this! Well worth the money!

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