Summer Solstice at Mnajdra Temples (21 Jun 2012)
Date 21 Jun 2012
Summer Solstice at Mnajdra Temples
Experience the Summer Solstice sunrise from Mnajdra Temples, often referred to as a Calendar in Stone. Built around 5,000 years ago, this calendar is still accurate to this very day.
Mnajdra lies tucked in a hollow in the cliffs on Malta’s southern coast. The site is probably the most atmospheric of all Malta’s temples. It lies in an isolated position on a rugged stretch of coast overlooking the isle of Fifla. Mnajdra is a complex site consisting of three temples overlooking an oval forecourt. The first and oldest temple is a simple three-apsed building and dates to the Ġgantija phase (3600-3200 BC). The small rubble walls are a modern reconstruction but the small uprights, with their pitted decoration, are original. The most impressive of the Mnajdra temples is the third, with its largely intact façade and bench constructed in the early Tarxien phase (3150 – 2500 BC)
Tickets can be purchased from all Heritage Malta sites and museums for the price of €15 per person and €10 for Heritage Malta members, and will include experiencing the Summer Solstice from either Mnajdra or Hagar Qim Temples and a tour of the Visitor Centre.
Limited places are available. Contact 2142 4231 for further information.
- Address: Mnajdra Temple, Qrendi
- Tel: +356 2142 4231
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