Buġibba Temple

The Buġibba Temple is a megalithic temple in San Pawl il-Baħar on St. Paul’s Bay, Malta.

Buġibba Temple

The Buġibba Temple is a megalithic temple on the grounds of the Dolmen Resort Hotel on Dawret il-Gzejjer Road in San Pawl il-Baħar on St. Paul’s Bay, Malta. It is located near the coast between Buġibba and Qawra Point and was built in the Tarxien phase (3000-2500 BCE) of Maltese prehistory.

The catchment area of the regionally important, formerly five-part temple is likely to have extended over the flat land of Salina Bay to the region around the height of Il-Ghallis, as terra rossa soils are largely present here. Globigerine and coral limestone, which can still be seen as part of the exedra, was available as a building material. From the reconstructed trilith gate, the capstone of which was replaced in modern times, a corridor leads to the central area with the remains of the front apses. Part of the floor of the temple is preserved on the back.

Buġibba temple, 35°57'17.0"N 14°25'05., Triq Il-Papa Gwanni Pawlu II, St Paul's Bay, Malta
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