Qawra Tower

Northern Malta

Originally built in 1638 as part of the Knights' network of Lascaris towers around the coastline of Malta, this squat construction now houses a pizza restaurant and a summer-only reggae bar.

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Nearby Northern Malta attractions

1. Malta National Aquarium

0.19 MILES

Opened in 2013, this glass-and-metal starfish-shaped building perches in a sublime position on the Qawra headland, with endless blue views. It's great fun…

2. Malta Classic Car Collection

0.45 MILES

Housed in purpose-built 3000-sq-metre premises, the Malta Classic Car Collection is a tribute to Carol Galea's love of cars. The privately owned…

3. Buġibba Beach

0.69 MILES

Buġibba's beach is small and sandy and gets very busy. Most guests at the big hotels spend the day around the pool.

4. Buġibba Water Park

0.76 MILES

This is a small, fun, supervised (and free!) water park that kids will love, and includes various loopy colourful fountains that are perfect for kids…

5. Salina Nature Reserve

0.81 MILES

The newest of the nature reserves managed by Birdlife Malta is a haven for gulls and terns and migrating herons and egrets. Very occasionally, flamingos…

7. Church of St Paul's Bonfire


The old fishing village of St Paul's Bay, now merged with Buġibba, has retained something of its traditional Maltese character and has a few historical…

8. Wignacourt Tower

1.47 MILES

Built in 1609, the Wignacourt Tower was the first of the towers built by Grand Master Wignacourt. It guards the point to the west of the church, and…