Qala Windmills


Built in the 19th century, these windmills in the village of Qala (pronounced 'a-la') were in use until the 1970s. From Nadur's main square it is 2km east to the windmills.

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1. Viewpoint

0.51 MILES

Triq iż-Żewwiega leads to a stunning viewpoint just south of Qala. It's worth the effort to get here – 1.8km uphill from the harbour; once here you can…

2. Daħlet Qorrot

0.77 MILES

Attractive Daħlet Qorrot is popular with local weekenders. There's a tiny gravel beach, but most of the swimming is off the rocks beside the rows of…

3. Ħondoq ir-Rummien

0.94 MILES

From the village square of nearby Qala, head east along Triq il-Kunċizzjoni, which leads down to the coast at Ħondoq ir-Rummien, a popular swimming cove…

4. Church of Saints Peter & Paul

0.95 MILES

Nadur’s ornate Church of Saints Peter and Paul was built in the late 18th century – the entrance is framed by white statues of the two saints, giving the…

5. Kelinu Grima Maritime Museum

1.02 MILES

This charming museum contains fascinating ship models, relics and maritime memorabilia, collected by a primary-school teacher over 65 years.

6. Belvedere

1.22 MILES

A right turn at the top of the harbour hill leads to a belvedere with a grand view over the harbour to Comino and northern Malta.

7. Church of Our Lady of Lourdes

1.33 MILES

This 20th-century neo-Gothic church appears almost to hang over the village. Begun in 1924, a lack of funds meant that its construction was not completed…

8. San Blas Bay

1.41 MILES

San Blas, a tiny, rock-strewn bay with some patches of coarse, rust-coloured sand, is backed by steep, terraced fields with prickly-pear hedges. There's…