List of World Heritage Sites in Malta

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites are places of importance to cultural or natural heritage as described in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, established in 1972.[1] Malta ratified the convention on 14 November 1978, making its sites eligible for inclusion on the list.[2]

Location of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Malta (blue dots indicate the sites of Megalithic Temples)

Sites in Malta were first inscribed on the list at the 4th Session of the World Heritage Committee, held in Paris, France, in 1980. At that session, all three current sites were added to the list: the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, City of Valletta, and Ġgantija Temples.[3][4] In 1992, the temples of Ħaġar Qim, Mnajdra, Ta' Ħaġrat, Skorba, and Tarxien were added to the site of Ġgantija Temples, to form the Megalithic Temples of Malta site. Further minor modification of boundaries of this site took place in 2015.[5][6] All three sites are listed as cultural sites, as determined by the organization's selection criteria.[1]

As of 2019, Malta also has seven sites on the tentative list, all of which were listed in 1998.[2][7]


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