This year join Heritage Malta at the prehistoric site of Mnajdra on 20th March, and usher in Spring in a unique way.

Watch the sunrise as the first rays of the rising sun enter the centre of the doorway and light up the central passage and the niche of the South building, as has been happening for over 5000 years.

This significant event may have been observed and celebrated by the Neolithic inhabitants of the Maltese islands. An agrarian community, the changing of the seasons were probably important milestones in their annual calendar.

Meeting point: 05.30hrs outside the Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra Archaeological Park Visitor Centre.

Tickets: €30 per person, €20 for Heritage Malta members. Available from all Heritage Malta sites and museums and online through this link.

If you would like to experience this unique phenomenon with an extra treat, the Spring Equinox with Breakfast event on the 21st of March may interest you. Find out more here.

Spring Equinox


20 Mar 2023

Monday: 05.30

Ħaġar Qim & Mnajdra Archaeological Complex, Qrendi, Malta

Admission €30

Members €20

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Ħaġar Qim & Mnajdra Archaeological Complex, Qrendi,


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