Heritage Malta has announced that from the 23rd to the 29th of September, last-minute tickets for the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum in Paola will be on sale from the National Museum of Archaeology located in the Auberge de Provence, Republic Street in Valletta, due to the temporary closure of Fort St Elmo.
Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum is a unique underground archaeological site inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Paintings in red ochre which decorate some of the walls within the site are the oldest and only prehistoric paintings recorded on the Maltese Islands. The site is also richly embellished with carved rock architectural features in imitation of the structural set up of the prehistoric temples which are located above ground.
Last-minute tickets for this site can be purchased the day before and can be utilised for the tours at noon or 4.00pm.
Opening hours are Monday to Sunday: 09.00am – 6.00pm (last admission 5.30pm)
For more information, call the National Museum of Archaeology on 21 221 623.