10 Things to Do in Qawra That You Shouldn't Miss

November 2, 2017 Weston Hennigan

Qawra (Maltese: Il-Qawra, Maltese pronunciation: [ʔawra]) is a zone within St. Paul's Bay in the Northern Region, Malta. It is located close to Buġibba and Salina, and it is a popular tourist resort, containing many hotels and restaurants.
Restaurants in Qawra

1. Malta Classic Car Collection Museum

Tourists Street, Qawra, Island of Malta, Malta +356 2157 8885
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Malta Classic Car Collection Museum

Reviewed By ABEONAS - Folkestone, United Kingdom

We were blown away by this fantastic collection. We caught the 202 bus from St. Julians to Rabat then the X3 bus to Bugibba. It is a short walk to the museum which is sign postedfrom the bus station. There are wonderful cars below ground and details about them .Also there are old gaming machines and pinball. Some cars are in the middle if renovation. Mini’s , Morris Minors , Audi’s, Ford Cortina’s vintage BMW’s model cars of many types. Well worth a visit

2. Mdina Old City

Pjazza San Publiju, Mdina, Island of Malta, Malta +356 2145 4480
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Mdina Old City

Reviewed By Cathy S - Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom

Historical part of Malta's history: take a few pics, have a stroll around, maybe have a drink. Narrow streets, interesting ancient buildings and churches. Get the bus here from Valletta, don't do the Hop on Hop Off or it'll take you hours to get back. Quieter than Valletta.

3. Rotunda of Mosta

Rotunda Square, Mosta, Island of Malta, Malta +356 2143 3826
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Rotunda of Mosta

Completed in 1860, this church has the third-largest unsupported dome in Europe.

Reviewed By DeryckWheeler - Ramsgate, United Kingdom

No visit to Malta is complete without visiting the Rotunda of Mosta. Unusual in that the Church is circular, with a massive domed ceiling - the third largest in the world. Even more spectacular in that the Dome was built without the aid of scaffolding! Don't forget to visit the annex at the back of the church to see a replica of the Bomb which fell through the Dome in 1942 in the middle of a service but which fortunately failed to explode.

4. Malta Film Tours

Attard, Island of Malta ATD 1891, Malta
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5 based on 187 reviews

Malta Film Tours

Join local actors on an unforgettable journey through a myriad of iconic filming locations featured in Game of Thrones, Gladiator, Troy, Captain Phillips, WWZ, Alexander, The Count of Monte Cristo, Munich, The Da Vinci Code and many other great movies. This exclusive full-day tour kicks off at 9am every Sunday from in front of the Grand Hotel Excelsior on the Valletta Ring Road, Malta.

Reviewed By Mark O - Darwen, United Kingdom

Malcolm was a great guide and although my wife isn’t a GOT fan at the end of the tour she said this was probably the best tour she had ever been on. Malcolm has clearly put lots of effort in in developing the tour and as well as the GOT interest there was other topics covered by the tour and can’t impress on how good and genuine Malcolm is so would highly recommend this tour to anybody visiting Malta, the restaurant stopped at during the tour served great food and offers great views of Malta

5. Palazzo Parisio & Gardens

29, Victory Square, Naxxar, Island of Malta, Malta +356 2141 2461
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4.5 based on 504 reviews

Palazzo Parisio & Gardens

Palazzo Parisio is an 18th century palace, a treasure trove of delightful artefacts and a beloved family home Located in the heart of picturesque Naxxar, this stately home is a place of wonder that begs to be explored. On your visit you will discover the intricate nuances of Malta’s historic nobility and their enchanting way of life. Touring this stately home offers great insight and sparks the imagination – whether you find yourself seeking inspiration from the grand Ballroom, the detailed Family Chapel or the fabulous walled Gardens and Orangery, you’ll find it. Open to the public all year round, Palazzo Parisio is renowned for its cuisine. The palace’s Luna Collection features two of Malta’s top restaurants and a delightful lounge bar. Caffé Luna, the Luna Lounge and Luna di Sera, each offer delicious cuisine, top service and a chic atmosphere. Palazzo Parisio also prides itself in having a professional Banqueting & Events operation and with its own in house catering facility has hosted an array of fantastic events ranging from the most stylish of Weddings to glittering Gala dinners, Fashion shows and Corporate events. Both the attention to detail and personalised service are key aspects when it comes to organising any type of event at this wonderful stately home.

Reviewed By Motya64 - London, United Kingdom

Beautiful Palazzo. We visited on St Valentines day for a specially organised dinner. It was beautiful and tasted. A little cold at the beginning as they started with the reception outside. We also visit their restaurant for sunday lunch. I will be back.

6. Flyboard Malta

Triq Tal-Qattus, Birkirkara, Island of Malta BKR 4409, Malta
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Flyboard Malta

The Zapata FlyBoard is at the cutting edge of extreme Water Sports! Water propulsion from a jet ski routes water to a pair of jet boots on a board. The FlyBoard is the most revolutionary, deceptively simple and adrenaline pumping Water Sports toy that gives you, the rider, a truly outrageous way to have fun. Make your Reservations today with Flyboard Malta. Our office is located in Birkirkara, but we operate in Spinola Bay, St. Julian's Bay. We do not have a fixed location but we meet there by booking.

Reviewed By NoTourBusPlease - Hong Kong, China

I was worried I wouldn’t be able to get the hang of this until the very end of my session, but Simon was incredibly helpful with his instructions ( you have a speaker in your helmet). He was also very calm and patient which helped tremendous. I was able to get up my first try and the entire thing was so much fun. Joanne was great about taking pictures and even included our two year old watching from the dock in a few photos. After my husband and I were both finished Simon treated us to a mini show of tricks. Incredible!!

Mosta Road, St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta SPB 3418, Malta +356 7700 2700
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4.5 based on 232 reviews

Aquatica

Welcome to Malta & Aquatica 5 Star Dive Centre, where dedication and professionalism come together to form a friendly environment that you can trust.Come join the adventure of diving in Malta and let us be your trusted guides to a memorable diving experience that you will never forget.Our service provides all divers with enjoyable, flexible and highly customised packages. With a fresh and friendly attitude we aim to ensure everyone enjoys a great day.OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND

Reviewed By Kira K - Brussels, Belgium

I've dived with Aquatica a few times now and every time I could not be happier: the staff are incredibly friendly, accommodating, professional and safety-conscious. They do everything in their power to make sure you have a great time and that your experience diving in Malta remains a wonderfully memorable souvenir for you for years to come.
I wanted to share my experience of my most recent trip to highlight just how awesome Daryl and his team are.
I returned to Malta after almost exactly 2 years since my last dive (during which time I was unfortunately not able to dive at all). Daryl and his team ensured that I had a warm welcome back underwater :)
Here are some key points:
1) With some advance planning and email correspondence, Daryl helped me to arrange to have a diving medical with a local doctor on the day of my arrival, so I wouldn't have to spend time doing the medical on my first day of diving and to make sure that all the paperwork etc is complete. I planned to drop by the diving centre straight from the airport so that I can also leave my diving gear at the centre, which was very convenient!
2) After not diving for an extended period of time I thought I might need a refresher. Daryl ensured that I was very well taken care of, by assigning an instructor (ciao Alex!) all to myself :) Once I got in the water, all my worries melted away and I had an amazing time.
3) Daryl and the team ensured that I (and the other divers diving) got to visit different dive sites during our stay. We got to express our preferences and as long as weather conditions allowed, we were able to go where we wanted to go. For me this is a particular bonus, as I simply love some of the dive sites (e.g. the Rozi, pictured) and am keen to explore them again and again. Having the team be so flexible and accommodating truly makes a difference!
4) I booked transfers as I was staying on another part of the island and the team were excellent in arranging pick ups (always punctual!) and drop-offs, allowing flexibility for when I wanted to be dropped off straight from the dive site without having to return to the diving centre or if I wanted to hang out at the diving centre for a bit longer to have lunch or clean my gear etc.
5) Daryl and his team paid great attention to detail to ensure that I had everything I needed and that I was comfortable. Coming back here is like visiting family :)
6) The team are great for offering tips and advice, not just for diving, but also for things to do on the island, such as new restaurants to check out (thanks Alex for the tips!).
7) The new Aquatica cafe is great and the excellent customer service culture is present here as well. From making your coffee just the way you like it to whipping up a very tasty salad with grilled vegetables and prosciutto outside of normal lunch hours but just to please a post-diving hungry customer, you know you can count on them :)
I will definitely come again and hope that divers will consider Aquatica as their dive guides of choice in Malta!

8. Malta National Aquarium

Triq It-Trunciera | St. Paul's Bay, Qawra, Island of Malta SPB 1500, Malta +356 2258 8100
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Malta National Aquarium

The Malta National Aquarium project is spread over approximately 20,000 square meters and comprises a public aquarium, a public landscaped Belvedere at Promenade level, a multi storey car park, facilities for local dive schools, catering facilities including a beach club, a merchandise outlet and a tourist information kiosk. The public aquarium has 41 tanks including reptiles, insects and amphibians, amongst others, Mediterranean fish, including fish commonly found in Maltese waters together with replicas of historical artefacts that one can find in the seas around the Maltese Islands. The main tank of the aquarium houses species from the Indian Ocean, including eight black tip sharks, horn sharks, rays, eels and other exotic species. The main tank is approximately 12 meters in diameter and has a walk-through tunnel that allows visitors to experience the fish at a much closer range. All tanks are expertly themed to replicate the underwater environment. Additional features of the public aquarium include a class room facility, interpretation, touch pools, a temporary exhibition space, veterinary and quarantine facilities, etc. The national aquarium is in an iconic curved shell structure in the form of a starfish. The adjacent Promenade provides additional recreation facilities for pedestrians including a children's play area. The Malta National Aquarium has a car park with a capacity for 140 cars. Our Location: The Malta National Aquarium is situated in the northeast of the island in a town called Qawra which forms part of St. Pauls bay. In this touristic hotspot one can find many Hotels, bars, restaurants and a casino all forming part of the unique resort location in the Maltese Islands. Qawra is also the site of one of the many towers built by the Knights of St. John. Qawra Tower is now a restaurant. Qawra is also well known as the "touristy" area of Malta due to the many bars, restaurants. Casinos and clubs are also a major part of this small town. Distance from Qawra to: Airport : 22 KM Mellieha : 8 KM St. Julians to Qawra: 12 KM Valletta to Qawra: 17 KM

Reviewed By Alex N - Latvia

Nice way to spend few hours with kids. Can watch how fishes are feeded if check timetable before. Prices for adults are 14eur and for kids till 3 y.o free of charge. There are also big children playground outside the aquarium.

9. Mellieha Air Raid Shelter

Our Lady of the Grotto Street | Voluntary Organisation 0144, Mellieha, Island of Malta, Malta +356 7952 1970
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Mellieha Air Raid Shelter

Reviewed By johnkris - burton on trent

Have just visited the shelter and it is worth every cent of the 2.25 euro entrance fee the memorbilia contained inside is excellent the tunnels themselves evoke the memories although I am of a different generation after the war would certainly recommend a visit

10. Mediterraneo Marine Park

White Rocks, Bahar ic-Caghaq, Naxxar, Island of Malta, Malta 356 0 372218
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4 based on 797 reviews

Mediterraneo Marine Park

Located on the coast of Malta, this marine park features sea lions, sea birds and Black Sea dolphins.

Reviewed By S G - Bristol, United Kingdom

Visited here in august. 135euros for my son to line up and have a dolphin swim backwards and forwards past them. This is Not a 'swimming with dolphin experience' unlike other places. I asked about this and was told that they stopped the 'swimming with' after an incident ? 20euros to watch from the other side of the pool (far enough so you need a telephoto lens).10euro pick up from hotel each. 10euro per photo (choice of three) and 30 euro for a video that is downloadable about 14 days later. Incidentally if your a family of four, therefore one group in the pool. The video will include the four of you but you will be charged 120euros for the video ?

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