Marvel at Malta’s prehistoric heritage

Whether you’re an archaeology buff or simply interested in how our ancestors lived, a day or two should be set aside to visit Malta’s prehistoric temples and settlements.

The temples mark a peak in Malta’s prehistoric development and their architecture is quite extraordinary, even for the untrained eye. The islands’ resourceful settlers are believed to have started erecting these temples around 3500 BC, which is before anyone else was building free-standing stone structures! There are some thirty temples on the islands, but below are some of the most popular ones:

  • Ħaġar Qim
  • Mnajdra
  • Skorba
  • Ta’ Ħaġrat
  • Ġgantija (Gozo)