New Ggantija Temple entrance during conservation works

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New Ggantija Temple entrance during conservation worksHeritage Malta has announced that as from the 26th of March, due to ongoing conservation works at the Ggantija Temples at Xaghra, the entrance to this archaeological site off Imqades Street will be closed to the public.

Access to this site will be via another entrance located on Parisot Street. Appropriate signage will be set-up so as to aid visitors in reaching the appropriate entrance to the temples. The planned conservation project will see Ggantija Temples adopt a new interpretation centre similar to the one available at Hagar Qim Park.New Ggantija Temple entrance during conservation worksWorks on the Ggantija Temples form part of the ERDF32 – Archaeological Heritage Conservation Project. This will see the embellishment and conservation of two sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as part of the ‘Maltese Megalithic Temples’ inscription, Ggantija and Tarxien Temples, as well as St Paul’s Catacombs which are an outstanding example of Malta’s Catacombs. St Paul’s Catacombs are currently on the Tentative List for future inscription as a World Heritage Site.

Heritage Malta also advised that on Monday the 26th of March, the Ggantija Temples will be closed to visitors from 2.00pm onwards (last entrance at 1.30pm).

Anyone requiring further information may call the Gozo Area Office on 21564188.

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