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“Very Good Aquarium ”

Malta National Aquarium
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US$16,51*
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Ranked #3 of 14 things to do in Qawra
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Malta National Aquarium project is spread over approximately 20,000 square meters and comprises a public aquarium, a public landscaped belvedere at promenade level, a multi storey car park, facilities for local dive schools, catering facilities including a beach club, a merchandise outlet and a tourist information kiosk. The public aquarium has 41 tanks including reptiles, insects and amphibians, amongst others, Mediterranean fish, including fish commonly found in Maltese waters together with replicas of historical artefacts that one can find in the seas around the Maltese islands. The main tank of the aquarium houses species from the Indian Ocean, including eight black tip sharks, horn sharks, rays, eels and other exotic species. The main tank is approximately 12 meters in diameter and has a walk-through tunnel that allows visitors to experience the fish at a much closer range. All tanks are expertly themed to replicate the underwater environment. Additional features of the public aquarium include a class room facility, interpretation, touch pools, a temporary exhibition space, veterinary and quarantine facilities, etc. The national aquarium is in an iconic curved shell structure in the form of a starfish. The adjacent promenade provides additional recreation facilities for pedestrians including a children's play area. The Malta National Aquarium has a car park with a capacity for 140 cars. Our Location: The Malta National Aquarium is situated in the northeast of the island in a town called Qawra which forms part of St. Pauls bay. In this touristic hotspot one can find many Hotels, bars, restaurants and a casino all forming part of the unique resort location in the Maltese Islands. Qawra is also the site of one of the many towers built by the Knights of St. John. Qawra Tower is now a restaurant. Qawra is also well known as the "touristy" area of Malta due to the many bars, restaurants. Casinos and clubs are also a major part of this small town. Distance from Qawra to: Airport : 22 KM Mellieha : 8 KM St. Julians to Qawra: 12 KM Valletta to Qawra: 17 KM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely time here paid the extra for the back stage tour which was worth it as you got to ask lots of questions, even get to see above the glass tunnel which was interesting.

It has got a cafe which has some lovely views out over the Mediterranean.

Well worth an afternoon out.

Thank LocalBoy1230
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, it's small, but it's a nice aquarium and a great stop for families with small children. The playground outside is aquatic-themed and a lot of fun, and there's an incredible view!

Thank Mindy P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The aquarium has a variety of interesting attractions . The aquatic exhibition is great . Don't miss the place.

Thank Mariana S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice aquarium and cafeteria in ground floor. Cappuccino 1.9€ and scoop of icecream 1.65€. Great view from terrace. One hour is enough with young kids.

Thank Getari
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have to agree with many of other travellers, that the aquarium is a bit small, but that doesn't make for a bad visit.
We were two adults and the whole tour took about an hour.
The exhibitions were well made and iPads allowed you to learn about the different fish.
I can recommend buying the guided tour "behind the scenes" where the highlight is seeing one of the aquarists handfeed the sharks and rays.
If you get a bit peckish, then the café has a very nice menu and excellent views of the Mediterranean.

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