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These dolmens, of which there were previously more at Ta’ Ċenċ but which, unfortunately, did not survive, are not as old as the remains of Tal-Imramma Temple.

They belong, in fact, to the Bronze Age (2500-700 B.

The archaeological remains one finds at Ta’ Sannat are mostly, and almost uniquely, remains of the prehistoric period and these are all concentrated at Ta’ Ċenċ in the limits of the same village.

The oldest among these remains are those of that which is known as Tal-Imramma Temples. and also by the German scholar Albrecht Mayr, date back to the prehistoric phase known as Mġarr phase (3800-3600 B. These remains, which include also a menhir (a monument-like vertical stone), belong to a structurewhich may have been a temple as its name does indicate.

Please note that an extra 30 minutes will be allowed for this detour, costing an additional Euro 5p.p. We've baptised this tour by calling it 'By the Sea', and you're gonna love it! Gozo’s southern coast boasts some of the most spectacular scenery you’ll ever see and that’s why we are also offering the option of visiting Mgarr ix-Xini – which was recently crowned the Maltese islands’ most famous bay – when it was home to the Brangelina clan during their working honeymoon, while filming the movie ‘By the Sea’...

We meet in Xewkija’s pjazza, home of the ‘Rotunda’ – the biggest dome in Malta and 3rd largest in Europe.

There will be plenty of opportunities to take postcard photos during this short and sweet tour.

Kantra Bay and nearby Mgarr ix-Xini were recently home to Hollywood heart-throbs Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie during the filming of their latest blockbuster 'By the Sea'!

Ta’ Cenc is also famous for its spectacular precipices or cliffs, that are the natural home of several wildlife species, both flora and fauna.

Lying low by Ta’ Cenc, one could admire the natural beauty of Hanzira valley, a natural gorge separating Sannat from the village of Xewkija.

At Ta’ Cenc, within the limits of ta’ Sannat, there is L-Imramma Temple, a primitive type prehistoric temple made up of a sort of an oval court with a series of more or less oval rooms to the north.

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