Qawra is also the site of one of the many towers built by the Knights of St. John. Qawra Tower is now a restaurant.
The town is home to many water-sport activities including banana boat rides and speed boat rides.The area is also well known as the "touristy" area of Malta due to the many bars which show British football.Summer temperatures can be as hot as 40 degrees Celsius, with an average of over 30 degrees.Casinos,bars,and clubs are also a major part of this small town.
Qawra is also home to some great nightclubs and bars. This seaside resort is just 17.60 km away from Valletta, which is the capital city of Malta.
The parochial church of Qawra is dedicated to St Francis of Assisi. The parish incorporates both Qawra and the neighbouring locality of Bugibba in its geographical area. The parish feast is celebrated on the 17th of September which commemorates the impression of the stigmata on St Francis. The church in Qawra started operating as a parish on the 8th of December, 2004 and the first parish priest was Fr Gorg Zammit, OFM conv. The architect of the church building was Richard England