"Ggantija Temples on Gozo" Ggantija by Diana75

Ggantija Travel Guide: 27 reviews and 67 photos

The oldest free-standing structures in the world

Among the best-preserved temples on the Maltese Islands, the Ggantija Temples, on Gozo, are thought to be the oldest free-standing structures in the world.

More than 6000 years old, the Ggantija Temples are also the world's oldest religious structures, pre-dating the Pyramids of Egypt, although they are probably neither more famous nor more impressive than the Pyramids.

As the temples are one of the most important archaeological sites in Malta, a visit to Ggantija in Xaghra, Gozo it is definitely a must.

  • Last visit to Ggantija: Aug 2006
  • Intro Updated Oct 14, 2006
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  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2007 at 8:04 AM

    Fascinating, indeed with the temples, caves, & "holes". What an exciting adventure. Love your photographs, and I agree with Lori about the post-card style opening photo. Great work.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2007 at 12:44 AM

    Fantastic page on unique (not in Malta though :-) and mysterious place I liked a lot. I didn't know the legend on a giant called Sansuna who carried the stones to build the temples.

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Dec 11, 2006 at 3:56 AM

    First of all I must mention how much I admire the way you always do your main pic - as a postcard. I like that. I t truly is amazing how the temples survived and the walls are still standing.

  • Oct 26, 2006 at 4:14 AM

    No, you're completely right, I misread! Regards the vandalism note it referred to the real Mnajdra, not Ggantija! Apologies :)

  • Fam.Rauca's Profile Photo
    Oct 25, 2006 at 12:48 AM

    Poze de vis si comentarii pe masura lor! Multe laude pentru noutati si urari de bine din Viena!!! Gabriela

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2006 at 9:24 AM

    Beautiful - will return to see more when you've posted. Ciao, Carol

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