Triq San Pietru, Mgarr
Heritage Site

Discovered in 1917, the archaeological Site of Ta’ Ħaġrat, is situated at the heart of the rural village of Mġarr in the northwest of Malta. Offering panoramic views of the Maltese countryside, Ta’ Haġrat forms part of a group of local megalithic sites that were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1992. These buildings represent a milestone in humankind’s technological evolution.

Ta’ Ħaġrat consists of two megalithic structures. The larger and older of the two has a semi-circular facade with a monumental doorway, leading to a rectangular space measuring approximately 2.5m by 4.5m with semi-circular rooms on three sides. In prehistory, the eastern room was modified to make space for the smaller structure, which has a similar plan but was built with smaller stones. Ta’ Ħaġrat is built entirely of local Upper Coralline Limestone.

Prior to the site’s excavation, Ta’ Ħaġrat was simply a circular mound of stones covered by a very large carob tree in a field used for agricultural activity. Excavations were held in 1923, 1925, 1926, 1953, and 1961. Ceramic material from both earlier and later periods to those associated with megalithic buildings was recovered from this site, indicating that it was used both before and after the construction of the megalithic structure. Ta’ Ħaġrat invites the visitor to marvel at the genius of local megalithic construction in a time when builders had only stone, bone, and wooden tools at their disposal.

Tickets may be purchased from the Local council, Il-Barri Restaurant, Mgarr Farmers Bar, Triq Sir Temi Zammit 

Our offices open from Mon – Fri 8.00 am – 12.00 am and Saturday 8.00 am-11.00 am

Opening Hours
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Ticket Prices
Adults € 3.50
Youths 12-17 years € 3.00
Senior 60+ € 3.00
Students € 3.00
Children 6-11 years € 2.50
Infants Free
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