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Malta National Aquarium

#2 of 14 things to do in Qawra Features Animals
Triq It-Trunciera | St. Paul's Bay, Qawra, Island of Malta SPB1500, Malta
+356 2258 8146
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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
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Triq It-Trunciera | St. Paul's Bay, Qawra, Island of Malta SPB1500, Malta
+356 2258 8146
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

13€ for a tour that lasted about 10 minutes, the worst aquarium i've ever visited considering that is a national touristic attraction and taking into account that Malta is a nation surrounded by the sea it's a complete abomination.

Thank Daniele S
Reviewed yesterday

Having seen the Deep Sea World in Scotland, this one looks so small. If you've never been to an acquarium before then it is worth a visit otherwise you'll be dissappointed.

Thank martsiak
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very reasonable morning out at the aquarium. A short walkable distance from our hotel. Prices were also very reasonable in the cafe and so altogether a great trip out.

Thank Neena D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enjoyed mainly the part where the local fauna is exhibited, I saw all the sealife I encountered when snorkeling The restaraunt at the back had really good seafood When jn Buggiba a must to visit the aquarium and the restaurant

Thank Menoj R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited this aquarium in less than an hour. It was a fun experience, especially after spending all day on the beach. There are lots of different species of fish and also a nice restaurant in the same building overlooking the sea. You won't regret visiting...More

Thank Mr5STYLE
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well designed place full of a wide variety of fish. Truly nice experience for all the family especially my younger daughter.

Thank Rupertg99
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited with our two year old and 5 year old and they both loved it! Lots of different varieties of fish and interesting information to read and I think the price €30 for a family of 4 is great (2year old was free)

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago

I and my family (partner and two daughters in their late teens) thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this delightful little aquarium situated on the coast of St Pauls Bay. It has a series of tanks showcasing the fish indigenous to the area with information about...More

Thank RichardWebster1963
Reviewed 3 days ago

had a family trip here one day when the kids were not wanting to be in the sun, been here before, but still like to go back now and again.

Thank Steven W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Absolutely loved it, a great place to spend a few hours in the cool entertaining the kids. Loved the baby shark and string ray tanks.

Thank Diane T
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2 July 2017|
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Response from CBW209 | Reviewed this property |
Adult ticket was around €13 each, but we had vouchers for €3 off per ticket, so keep an eye out for these if you're buying tickets for other attractions.
barrie s
3 May 2017|
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Response from MAquarium | Property representative |
Thank you for your email the pool area has a separate entrance so you can go directly to the poo area. Thank you Mark
Maria W
28 April 2017|
Response from aotusdan | Property representative |
Hello, best one is number 221 but also X1 goes there. Many thanks.