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    Qawra Tower

    by Balam Written Jul 20, 2009

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    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.

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    Classic Car Museum

    by Balam Updated Jul 21, 2009

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    Classic Car Museum

    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.

    Open
    Monday to Friday 09:30 - 18:00
    Saturday and Sunday 09:30 - 13:30

    Adults - €7.00
    Children - €4.50

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    Salina Park

    by Balam Written Jul 21, 2009

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    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.

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    Ghallis Tower (Dín I-Art Helwa)

    by Balam Updated Jul 21, 2009

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    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.

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    Kennedy Grove

    by Balam Written Jul 20, 2009

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    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.

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    Qawra Coastal Entrenchment Wall

    by Balam Updated Jul 20, 2009

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    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

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    Bugibba Square

    by mickeyboy07 Written Mar 14, 2013

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    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.

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    Qawra

    by Diana75 Updated Oct 14, 2006

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    Qawra from Salina Bay

    Qawra (pronounced with a silent "q") extends southwards from Bugibba and links up to Salina Bay.

    Qawra is popular among tourists and offers plenty of leisurely activities including restaurans, shops and a number of bars and nightclubs.

    Although there is no beach in Qawra, many swim and bathe off the rocks, which provide ample space for sun bathing.

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    Megalithic Temple Ruins

    by mickeyboy07 Written Mar 16, 2013

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    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.

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    Coastal Entrenchment wall

    by mickeyboy07 Written Mar 16, 2013

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    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.

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    Salina National Park

    by mickeyboy07 Updated Mar 17, 2013

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    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.

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    Swim with the dolphins

    by chelseamad Written Aug 30, 2004

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    One of the must things to do while in malta is going to see the dolphins at medittereana park. The park itself has not only got dolphin shows,but parrot and sea lion shows aswell.My one concern before i went was that in small countries like malta,these places are quite run down and the animals are in quite poor condition,but to my relief this place was in excellent condition and the animals well looked after.If you've got some money spare you have the oppotunity to swim with the dolphins aswell,but this is at a cost!! it works out about £75 per person but is well worth it.

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    Classic Car Museum

    by mickeyboy07 Updated Mar 28, 2013

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    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
    Sat-09.00-13.00
    Closed Sunday and public holidays
    Entry is €6.50

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    Comino,Blue Grotto

    by chelseamad Updated Aug 30, 2004

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    Beautiful!!

    Boat trips are available everywhere to Comino and the Blue Grotto so its worth shopping about,but once there it is very enjoyable,i would certainly shop about though as sometimes the people in the boats who take you out can make all the difference!the last thing you want is a miserable boatman! Also if you have children check how long you are going to be at comino as more than 2 hours during the summer season is to long as the 2 beaches get quite rammed with people!! My trip was with the Hornblower which was very enjoyable.

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    Bird Park

    by mickeyboy07 Written Mar 18, 2013

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    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.
    Open:Wed,Thu,Fri:10.00-15.00
    Sat and Sun and public holidays:10.00-17.00
    Prices:Adults:€8,children under 12:€5,Children under 3:free.

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