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Northern, Naxxar

Salini Catacombs - Pre-booked Tours

Salini Catacombs, Naxxar, Malta

Heritage Malta invites you to join a guided tour at Salini Catacombs, usually kept closed to the public.
Comprising more than 15 small hypogea, mostly cut in a quarry, the size of this burial site suggests that a fairly large community must have lived in the area. Only five of the largest hypogea are accessible nowadays, four of which are dug into a squarish section of the quarry. Despite their small size, these hypogea are a lasting legacy of the highly-skilled craftsmen that carved them.
Through its heavily decorated tombs, the main hypogeum points towards a Christian origin. Pre-booked tours will take place every half an hour between 10:00 and 14:30, alternating in Maltese and English.

Pre-booking is required. Tickets - €5 for adults; free for HM members and children up to 11 yrs.

Northern, Naxxar

Salina Nature Reserve: Above and Below Salina

Salina Nature Park, Salina Coast Road, Naxxar, NXR 9030

The Superintendence of Cultural Heritage has teamed up with Heritage Malta's Underwater Cultural Heritage and Bird life Malta to host an event at the Salina Nature Reserve. The event will focus on the archaeology of Salina Bay and it's environs as well as underwater archaeology in general. Furthermore, Bird Life Malta will showcase the importance of the historic salt pans and the contribution this make to providing a safe haven for migrating bird species. The event will have a variety of activities which include salt harvesting, virtual reality tours of historic wrecks and on site archaeological post excavation of a recent archaeological discovery from the Salini area.

Southern, Qrendi

Sunset Tour

Ħaġar Qim & Mnajdra Archaeological Complex, Qrendi, Malta

Experience the Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra Archaeological Park during a late Spring sunset. This event consists of a curatorial tour of these two unique prehistoric sites, as well as the surrounding garigue landscape, a Natura 2000 site, with its many historical features, including the Misqa Tanks, the Congreve Memorial and the nearby Ħamrija Tower. Enjoy views of the nearby island of Filfla and find out about CORALLO – an ongoing project to raise awareness on and protect seabirds and marine life. All whilst admiring the idyllic sunset panoramas from this historical landscape. Tours will be conducted in Maltese and English. Following the tour, refreshments will be served in the Ochre Hall at the Visitor Centre.
Tickets €20 - adults, seniors & students; €15 - Heritage Malta members & children.

Southern, Birzebbugia

Stone to Metal - Pre-booked Guided Tour & Obsidian Tool-Making Demonstration

Borġ in-Nadur, Sqaq In-Nadur, Birżebbuġia, Malta

Visitors will explore the Neolithic remains on site, as well as the earliest defensive wall on the Maltese Islands, dating to the Bronze Age. An experimental archaeologist will demonstrate the way simple stone tools were produced in the Neolithic using obsidian.

In the period in question, metal was not yet available and only stone was used to produce tools. Various types of stone were utilized, including coralline and chert which are locally available, as well as obsidian and flint which were brought over from neighbouring islands such as Sicily, Lipari and Pantelleria.

There will be a tour in Maltese at 10:00 and a tour in English at 11:00. Tickets cost €8 for adults and are free of charge for Heritage Malta members and children up to 11 years. Pre-Booking is required.