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Hypogeum of Hal Saflieni

Hypogeum of Hal Saflieni

The Hypogeum is a subsurface cave-system in Hal-Saflieni (a small village) near Paola. The caves were discovered accidentally during the process of excavating a cistern in 1902. The numerous rooms are distributed on three levels which are all connected with stairs.

Jewelers and stone-vessels were found. Another find was the sleeping priest. Additionally bones of 6000 people were also found. The whole complex should be around 3200 - 2400 years old.


It is believed that the sweat of the many visitors is damaging the temple. To prevent further damage the whole cave-system was modernized and a visitors-limit was introduced. Only 8 - 10 groups are allowed to visit the Hypogeum. Through this method it’s quite impossible to step up and buy a ticket whenever you want. Tickets should be ordered some time earlier. In the summer the sales number of tickets increases, that means that you have to wait longer. While only few people are visiting it during the winter.

Ticket-Hotline, Tel.: (+356) 21 825 579

Opening-times:
Monday - Sunday, 9 - 17 o‘clock
Tours: 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, o‘clock
Closed on 24, 25 and 31 December, as well as the first of January

Website: www.heritagemalta.org

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