Ghar Dalam Cave

Prehistoric Man, Tourist Attractions In Malta
Practical Points For The Visitor

Part Two


Tourists visit the Ghar Dalam Cave every day the opening hours and cost are:

Monday to Saturday: 9.00 – 17.00

Last admission 16.30

Closed on 24, 25 and 31st December, 1 st January and Good Friday.


Adults (18 – 59 years): €5.00

Youths (12 – 17) Senior citizens (60 years and over) : €3.50

Children (6 to 11): €2.50

Infants (1 – to 5): free

Getting there: By car drive through the main road leading to Birzebbugia. Parking is easy and accessible adjacent to the museum.

Public Transport: Arriva bus - route 82, leaves Valletta and terminates at Birzebugia and back again.

Hop-on hop-off Routes: The Red South Route for both sightseeing operators namely Malta Sightseeing and City Sightseeing Malta pass from here with a stop just beside the Museum.

Closest Village: Birzebbugia is just down hill. The next village is Marsaxlokk.

Other close villages within the circumference of the main road leading to Birzebbugia are Zejtun, Ghaxaq.

Cultural Attractions: Borg in-Nadur lies very close to Ghar Dalam. Just down the main road on the right going up hill. Arriving at the first small Pretty bay. Ask around or check on the tourist map for indications.

Between Birzebbugia and Marsaxlokk Bay, lies St. Lucian Tower built by the knights of Malta between 1610 and 1611 forming part of the Wignacourt Towers. During the British colonial times, it was further reinforced.

Presently it is used as The Malta Center For Fisheries Science. It is not open for the public but one can walk around the tower admiring the fantastic view of the surrounding bay.

Ghar Dalam remain the main evidence of prehistoric life in Malta.

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