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Qala can be found in the eastern most edge of the Island. The name meaning 'port' most likely refers to the bay nearby and popular swimming area of Hondoq ir-Rummien. Stunning views across the sea to Malta and the tiny Island of Comino are a treat – best seen from the small courtyard of the church Il-Maddonna tal-Blat (Saint Mary of the Rocks). The ancient history of this settlement which dates back to the earliest time is also worthy of note (though the present settlement dates back to around the 1650s). Legend has it that the little church here was deliberately built facing neighbouring Island Comino enabling Comino's inhabitants to follow Holy Mass from across the sea if the seas were too rough for a priest to cross to them. As for Qala's shoreline aside for a few sheltered inlets (like Hondoq Ir-Rummien) the coast is largely rocky with several interesting caves.
The prettiest of these is Ghar Minka which can only be accessed by boat. Qala village square has developed into a little haven of restaurants and bars that seems to extend yearly. it has quite a lively local atmosphere - laid back of course.
You will find the square a 5-minute walk from Kristoff.
A bus stop is 500 metres away where you can catch bus 303 to Victoria and surrounding villages. Qala is just 3.5 km from the ferry port of Mgarr,