Tour to Hagar Qim, Limestone Heritage and Blue Grotto
Impossible not to begin this description by saying that Malta has a unique prehistory and a surprising number of Megalithic World Heritage complexes. There’s nothing like it in the whole world. Dating back around 3,600 BC, they are a thousand years older than the pyramids of Egypt and Stonehenge, and were built by a culture that advances to others, sometimes even in millennia. That is why it is unthinkable to travel to Malta without visiting the oldest standing complex structures in the world, and being accompanied by a guide makes them much more accessible and understandable. We will visit the temples of Hagar Qim, starting with a short 7-minute film that will give us an idea of their majestic appearance before the passage of 5600 years of erosion. We will discover this unique culture: who they were and how they managed to build temples with megaliths up to 20 tons almost 6000 years ago.
We will continue to travel to the Blue Grotto, spectacular geological accident, located in the fault that creates the spectacular cliffs of the southern part of Malta over the sea. If the weather accompanies, we can take a boat to visit the Blue Grotto (boat not included, as they operate depending on the weather conditions).
Finally, Limestone Heritage is an ancient quarry from which the limestone that gives that honey color to the islands was extracted. Today the system has been machined but it is not so different from the one they used in prehistory to cut the megaliths of our temples and the stones of our houses, passing through traditional Maltese culture. A millennial journey through the element that has given color and personality to Malta for millennia: our stone.
We recommend you take a look at the full-day tour, which allows you to see everything described and much more.
- PRICE 29.00
- PRICE UNDER 12 YEARS 14.00
- FREE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 6
- Duration: 4 hours
- Includes pick-up and drop-off to the hotel
- Includes: Entrance to the prehistoric temples of Hagar Qim and Limestone heritage