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Malta National Aquarium

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Triq It-Trunciera | St. Paul's Bay, Qawra, Island of Malta SPB 1500, Malta
+356 2258 8100
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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 SPB 1500, Malta
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Reviewed today

This was a really good morning out. Good value and amazing selection of fish.Water tunnel was brilliant.They also take a photo when you enter which you have the option of purchasing. Lovely setting outside with a cafeteria. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed yesterday

They have nice fish, it's great for little kids but that only if you have money to spend on nothing. It only take 20-30 minutes to visit all aquarium so the fact that you have to pay 13.90€ pp to me is not atractive at...More

Thank Dayana G
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited twice early in hol and end if holiday. Lots to see. 2nd visit we timed it right for them feeding the fish. Loved it. Very good and well maintained tanks and fish.

Thank taz12e4
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good range of things to see. Kids will love the clown fish as per usual. Nice and quiet setting, not crowded and a cafe outside. Pretty good place and not to expensive.

Thank Stevo_has_no_idea
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came across by chance and this was a nice break from the heat / sun. Small but it “killed an hour” and worth a visit if your near by.

Thank Andre B
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you are after Seaworld it’s not, there are no shows or really big fish, however it’s a nice place to spend an hour and just beyond it is Cafe Noah a very nice pool complex or if you want to go natural there is...More

Thank nellyboy2015
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very good loads to see the fish an sharks are there right in front of you you could all most touch them

Thank Les H
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MAquarium, Director of Sales at Malta National Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We would appreciate if you could give us a 5 star you seem to have been satisfied with the visit... Thank you

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was in and out in 30 minutes disappointed how small the Aquarians was thought I would be at least half a day you could pay extra to watch the staff feed the fish but staff informed you of feeding time anyway so why payMore

Thank sandrahamblett
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MAquarium, Director of Sales at Malta National Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your review of the Malta National Aquarium we have approx 50 different tanks of different sizes which include approx 150 species of fish and approx twenty species of insects and reptiles normally a visit is calculated to take approx 1hr...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A walk through environment with different local fish, crustaceans and corals in many different tanks. Very well presented with much information available. There was also a section relating to the problem of plastics and how they are affecting the seas, including a suggested list of...More

Thank Pauline and Bob A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very modern gem of an aquarium with lots of information on the fish etc using ipads so interactive with little ones. Plenty of varieties including everyone's favourites 'Nemo' 'Dory and sharks. Prices were a little steep do look out for discounts which can be had....More

Thank BubblyBoo22
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The Malta National Aquarium is accessible to all as we like to consider everyone as equal so we dont have any special rates for disabled.
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Hi....the hotel we stayed in gave us vouchers and the hotel also had an information stand with vouchers in them. also along the high street there are shops selling tours and you can barter with them for the prices.... don't... More
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