This museum has a vast array of cars and motorbikes from the classic 1940's and 50's to present day,all in top notch condition and set amoung various sets depicting scenes from the 20th century.some of the classic models include:T-birds,Spitfires,Jaguars,Mercedes,Austins and Harley-Davidsons.Lots of classic model cars as well in display cabinets.The museum is quite large and set on two floors.Well worth a visit.
Opening times:Mon till Fri-09.00-18.00
Closed Sunday and public holidays
Entry is €6.50
Birdpark Malta has been designed to provide a protected wetland habitat for all kind of species of Birds,with shrubs,reeds,grasses and rushes supported by fresh water plains and watercourses.This wide variety of marshland flora has matured into a balanced open eco-system where wildlife thrives in an abundance of food and water.There are many species of birds here including Owls,Peacocks,Flamingos,Storks as well as small mammals like Deer and Meercats.All enclosures are as close to the Animals natural habitat as can be.There is plenty of staff here to give you info on the species and a small gift shop and café.
Sat and Sun and public holidays:10.00-17.00
Prices:Adults:€8,children under 12:€5,Children under 3:free.
This small eco-friendly park has had a facelift over the last few years with the re-planting of thousands of trees and shrubs and a new car park near by.The surrounding hills and fields make this a very peaceful setting for both locals and visitors.There is a large fountain as you walk through the entrance which is surrounded by lots of benches and a nearby children's play area,public toilets are here too.To the left of the fountain is a long gravel path which newly planted trees on either side,this path leads back to main road after about a ten minute walk.The park is open every day from 0630-2330.
A very important part of the island's defence program built by the Knights but this section in Qawra was never fully completed.The wall was built in the 1600's along with the many coastal watch towers dotted around the island.
Not easy to find if your not actually looking for them,we stumbled across them whilst visiting the Dolmen hotel which is on the waterfront in Qawra.The Temple is by the swimming pool in the middle of the hotel grounds.They had to build the hotel around them.Dolmen was named after 'dolmen' meaning horizontally placed Megalithic stone which is an architectural feature of the Bronze Age.In this temple archaelogists found a stone slab with designs of fish carved onto it,this available evidence suggests that the temple was attended,used or built by a fishing community living in bugibba by the sea.
This square is very popular with locals and tourists alike as its right facing the waterfront and overlooks the sea.Lots of people like to meet here or sit on the benches and relax in the sun.The square is well kept with plenty of litter bins around and a large clock in the centre.Surrounding the square are numerous restaurants,cafes,shops and bars which can get very busy after dark.The area is looked after by St.Paul's Bay council.
Every time we visit Buggiba we intend to visit the Classic Car Museum, but by the time we have walked around, had lunch it is time to get the bus home before the schoolchildren take up most of the seats.
I thought I would add the tip if any enthusiasts of you would like to know of its whereabouts.
Info for 2008
Open Monday to Friday 09.00 - 18.00
Saturday and public holidays 09.00 - 13.30
Sundays - Closed
Entrance Fee Adults Euro7 - Fee for children Euro 4.50
At the end of Salina bay inbetween Qawra and Salina is this small but pleasent park, it does not have anything special about it really but is a nice place to cut through while walking back from the direction of Salina, There are some clean public toilets here aswell.
Ghallis tower is one of the 13 towers built under instruction by Grand master De Redin between 1658 and 1659 as his gift to the Order of the Knights of St John for becoming Grand Master. The tower was originally armed with a 3” cannon and would have been manned by a Bombardier and 3 gunners.
Advertised all over Malta the Classic car museum is in Qawra just near the Bugibba Bus Station
It is a large Museum with a collection of cars going back over 50 years, The cars range from such classics as Austins, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Fiat, Ford
, MG, Sunbeam, Triumph and of course the Mini to the latest BMW's Jaguar and Ferrari. They have some classic motorbikes and other various items of memorabilia and model cars.
Monday to Friday 09:30 - 18:00
Saturday and Sunday 09:30 - 13:30
Adults - €7.00
Children - €4.50
The Old coastel Entrenchment wall consists of flat faced artiillery platforms which were linked together by curtain walls, This was a vital part of the defences built by the Knights and was supposed to stretch all around the island but only the Qwara section was ever Finished
Qawra tower is situated near Qawra point and formed a part of some fortifications built by the Knights of saint John that were originally supposed to stretch all the way down to Valleta and beyond but were never fully completed and only the Qawra section was finished. The Tower built in 1637 was reinforced in 1715- 1716 by the installation of a Semicircular Gun Platform, served with a parapet and protected by a hewn ditch and 2 block houses with a redan on the Landward end of the works.
There was then a costal entrenchment wall which consisted of flat faced artillery platforms linked together by curtain walls.
The bastion surrounding the tower now houses a pool and sunbathing area while the Blockhouses are now a restaurant.
Kennedy Grove is a nice chill out area that surrounds a monument to J F Kennedy, it appears to be new as the gardens etc look newly planted and most of it newly built although I presume (for now) that the monument has been there a while.
We went on the Gozo and Comino boat trip we should just have been on the Comino trip but there was some confusion about our booking.
This is a great trip especialy on those hot days. We were transfered from our hotel in Bugibba to the Sliema ferry point were we boarded our boat which was in fact a schooner.
The trip was very imforative and we sail to near Mgarr on Gozo were we anchored up for swimming from the boat.
Then we had lunch also included in the price. I had a piece off beef potatoes veg but you could have a salad with a selection off cold meats also with fresh fruit for desert and incl was a glass off wine. The quality was very good not to mention that they came around with sandwiches also during the trip.
After lunch we sailed to the Blue Lagoon on Comino if you go on this trip you will understand its name. There were quite a few boats in the lagoon but we paid extra to visit the caves on speed boats this was a high powered speed boat and the ride was something else.
We then sailed around Comino and made our way back to Sliema plus also given a lot off talks about the history off Malta.
They also provide masks for swimming.
One off the must things to do while your staying in Malta is to visit Mdina. Easly reached by the buses.
Standing on a hill once the capitol off Malta now a quite city the Silent City were only the residends can drive into the city.
The architecture and the narrow streets make it very inpessive and also the Cathedral and its Musium for a small charge worth a visit.
There are a few more musiums also with a few Craft/sov shops and a few restaurants.