As with the other sacred temples on Malta, Hagar Qim predates most of the world's most treasured sacred structures. Dating back well over 5,000 years, the circular shape of the temple complex reveals its loyalty to what is considered the “Goddess” era of Malta.
Visitors can learn the history of the temples in the interactive information center before heading to the main temple, the niche, the women's chamber, and the dwelling houses. If on Malta during the summer solstice (June 21), the Hagar Qim is a must-visit at sunrise, when an altar inside on of the chambers is alight thanks to a perfectly designed hole in the exterior wall.
The Hagar Qim Temples are open from April through September from 8am-7:15pm, and from October through March from 9am through 5pm. Entrance is €10, with discounts for children, students and seniors. It is closed on Good Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.