Half day experience

A Brief Introduction to Damanhur's Central Area and the Temples of Humankind

If your time is limited yet you desire a quick, rich dip into the intricacies of Damanhur, this guided visit is the ideal way to begin. It commences with a one-hour tour of the central area of Damanhur—called Damjl—which is the first territory acquired by the earliest Damanhurians. Damjl is dense with the history and philosophy of Damanhur represented through art, stone labyrinths, altars and more on this 5-acre (2-hectare) territory.

You will visit the Temple of the Sacred Woods, extending for about fifty hectares above the Temples of Humankind. It is one of the most magical places on Earth to get in touch with the plant world and the spirit world of nature. The visit begins with an explanation of the meaning of the Sacred Woods. You gradually enter the woods and follow the paths to the magical stone circuits. In the heart of the forest meet megaliths (called "menhir") that modulate the energies between heaven and earth. As in ancient times these labyrinths are active paths for "moving meditation".

This visit culminates with a "first look" walk through the Temples of Humankind through a unique tour that explores its rooms in silence, accompanied only by brief musical moments in some rooms. Gloriously detailed yet more than a work of artistic achievement, the Temples serve as a direct pathway for reawakening the divine spark in each person. During the two hours in the Temples, you will be guided through each of the 8 halls and learn why this magnificent structure is a living conduit that connects the energies of the planet that travel via the Synchronic Lines.

This visit is the minimum visit required in order to book a more in-depth visit, meditation or event in the Temples of Humankind. For a deeper experience, we recommend booking a longer stay (full day or longer, or an advanced visit), during which you can spend more time (including private time) in the Temples and even participate in one of the rituals held inside the Temples.


Some visits and areas of Damanhur are not suitable for children under 14 years of age; before making your purchase, click here to view the minimum age requirements.

Notes for attendees

Reservations are required. Lodging and meals are not included. To plan your stay, click here. Wear comfortable shoes, as this is a walking tour. If this visit is not available in your language and you have a group of four or more people, you can request translation into English, Italian, Spanish, French, Norwegian, German, Japanese or Croatian. Contact the Welcome Office before your purchase for more information.