reading (In Maltese: Il-Qawra), Maltese pronunciation: [awra] ) is an area within Saint Paul’s Bay in the Northern District, Malta. It is located near Buaiba and Salina, a popular tourist resort with many hotels and restaurants. [1]

In the period around 1638, the Order of Saint John built the Koura Tower at Koura Point. A battery was built around it in 1715, while a fortification wall was added in the 1860s. Today the tower and battery are a restaurant, and parts of the installation can still be seen. [2]

The city is home to many watersports activities, including banana boat, speedboat, and waterslide rides, as well as kayaking, snorkeling, and diving. The area is also known as the ‘tourist’ area of ​​Malta because there are many pubs showing British football. Summer temperatures can reach 40 °C (104 °F), with an average of more than 30 °C (86 °F). Casinos, bars, and clubs are also a major part of this small town. Many people swim and bathe on the rocks, providing ample space for sunbathing. It is famous for tourists who like to walk by the sea at night.


The parochial church of Al-Qura was dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi. The church includes both Al-Qora and the neighboring Bujibba locality in its geographical area. The feast of the parish is celebrated on September 17, which commemorates the impression of stigmata on St. Francis. The church in El-Qura began operating as a parish on December 8, 2004. The architect of the church building is Richard England. It is a modern-style church, not in the Latin cross style like most other parishes in the Maltese Islands.

the landmarks of the city[عدل]

The main attractions in Koura include: