Next Sunday, 14th October, Heritage Malta is inviting the public to visit the Ġgantija Temples in Xagħra, Gozo, free of charge. These prehistoric temples are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List and are considered as some of the oldest free standing monuments in the world, preceding Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids.
Legend says that the Ġgantija Temples were built by a race of giants since some of their massive megaliths exceed five metres in length and weigh over fifty tons. Even nowadays, these phenomenal structures never fail to amaze.
Entrance to the Ġgantija Temples is from a modern Interpretation Centre, which this year is celebrating its fifth anniversary from its official inauguration (co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, programming period 2007-13). Here, visitors have the opportunity to explore various aspects related to life in the Neolithic. The Centre is also home to a selection of the most significant finds discovered at various prehistoric sites in Gozo.
This open day event is being organized in collaboration with the Planning and Priorities Coordination Division within the Ministry for European Affairs and Equality.
Guided tours will be available at: 9:30hrs, 11:00hrs, 13:00hrs and 15:00hrs.
Opening hours: 09.00 till 17.00hrs (last admission at 16.30hrs).