Tarxien is a town located is in the South Eastern region of Malta with a population of 8,583 in an area of 0.9km². The town is mostly known for Tarxien Temples, a complex of megalithic temples which date back some 4000 years, making it one of the oldest freestanding structures on Earth and forming part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The inhabitants of Tarxien and the surrounding areas worshipped the Goddess of Fertility in the early days, a figure of which was discovered in 1915 in the Neolithic Temples of Tarxien. She is now held at the Museum of Archaeology in Valletta, along with many other items discovered in these temples.
There are two feasts held in Tarxien, one dedicated to the Annunciation which is held on the third Sunday of May and another feast dedicated to Our Lady of Doctrine on the third Sunday of July.
Property varies in Tarxien from large terraced houses to new modern apartment blocks making it ideal for all budgets.