Venture into one of the very few accessible underground prehistoric structures in the world at Hal Saflieni Hypogeum. The elaborate system of subterranean chambers dates back to around 3,000 BCE and is on the World Heritage List. The site was presumably once an underground sanctuary that later turned into a necropolis. See the distinctive architecture and red ochre paintings on the walls. The site includes a visitor center that offers multimedia presentations and information about the structure and the lost civilization that built it. Due to its layout, the necropolis is not wheelchair accessible and people who suffer from claustrophobia might feel uncomfortable inside the chambers. Make a reservation online in advance, as the site is popular and space is limited. Make Hal Saflieni Hypogeum a part of your Paola vacation plans using our Paola trip itinerary planning website.
Tours To Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
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Duration: 5 hours
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Duration: 8 hours
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Hal Saflieni Hypogeum Reviews
This has been the highlight of my trip. And because of COVID it was 1/2 price (don’t know for how long) you MUST book on line and pay which was complicated and wouldn’t accept my credit card like 3..... more »
November 2018 (not 2019) The ruins of the Hypogeum go back 5 - 6 thousand years. It started with a little video about the history of the area, and afterwards we were taken into the ruins themselves..... more »
If only they allowed photography. You arrive at the front of the Hypogeum and are likely to wonder whether you are in the right place. It is in the middle of a densely populated area and it's entrance is unassuming. Just remember that the majority of the tour is underground. YOU MUST MAKE RESERVATIONS IF YOU WANT TAKE THE TOUR. Amazing!
Very interesting historical site. Good visitor facilities. Very strict and limited on numbers of people who enter. As this is a UNESCO World Heritage Site you are not allowed to walk directly in the rooms. However, the walkways enable easy access to the most interesting areas. Nice video presentation before the tour.
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